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American Idol props hit sportsbooks

With the recent departure of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez from American Idol the high-rated reality series has a couple of judges' chairs to fill for its 12th season.


With a number of famous candidates being batted around the oddsmakers at Bovada have come up with their own short list of names that could join Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest on the show for next season.

One famous diva that has been rumored to fill Lopez's place on the panel is Mariah Carey. The songstress is reportedly in talks with the American Idol people to become a judge, but if you want to believe her husband, Nick Cannon, American Idol “can't afford her.” Take that how you will, but the oddsmakers at Bovada think Carey is on her way to a judge's chair after listing her as a -150 favorite to join the show. She's a +110 underdog to pass on the Idol gig.

Other celebs rumored to be in the running to be a new Idol judge are former Idol contestant and runner-up Adam Lambert, and Miley Cyrus. Lambert competed in 2009 and his name has popped up in the tabloids as a possible judge. Cyrus has been linked to both The X Factor and American Idol to fill empty chairs. Lambert is at -120 both to return as a judge and be passed over at Bovada, while Cyrus is also listed at -120 at both positions.

A couple Black Eyed Peas are also receiving odds at Bovada with Fergie and Will.I.Am on the odds list, but the most interesting name on the odds list is Charlie Sheen. The Anger Management star threw his own name into the ring by saying he'd been interested in the job. Sheen would likely bring huge ratings, but would the Idol producers want the possible headaches that could come along with him? Right now that looks slim, and Sheen is a +1000 underdog to become an Idol judge.

Will Mariah Carey be a judge on American Idol Season 12?          
Yes -150
No +110

Will Adam Lambert be a judge on American Idol Season 12?        
Yes -120
No -120

Will Miley Cyrus be a judge on American Idol Season 12?
Yes -120
No -120
Will Fergie be a judge on American Idol Season 12?        
Yes +200
No -300

Will Will.I.Am be a judge on American Idol Season 12?    
Yes +300
No -500

Will Charlie Sheen be a judge on American Idol Season 12?         
Yes +1000
No -2000