Idol Judges Bumped Off Wish List

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August 5, 2010 | 9:05pm EST

Harry Connick, Jr., Chris Isaak and Shania Twain are no longer in the running to take over the judging chairs vacated by Ellen Degeneres and Simon Cowell on TV talent show American Idol, according to new reports.

The trio has been mentioned as contenders in recent weeks, alongside Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Jessica Simpson and Justin Timberlake.

A source tells EW.com that Lopez and Tyler are still very much possibilities to sit alongside existing judge Randy Jackson, but all the other celebrities are no longer on the wish list.

Former producer Nigel Lythgoe, who favours a three-person panel, has returned to the show.

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