In light of recent reports the Fox reality singing competition is looking to have the first-season Idol winner become a member of the judging panel, Clarkson's representative toldThe Hollywood Reporter that's not the case.
Fox is "95 percent there" in the process, according to an Idol insider.
However, sources told The Reporter that Lambert hasn't been contacted yet about a position on the panel and the show is most hopeful about getting Jennifer Lopez to come back and possibly adding rapper will.i.am to the mix although his participation is "doubtful."
Urban told People earlier this month he would like to return to Idol because he enjoyed going to work every day -- a situation he called "a rarity."
The network is reportedly anticipating the addition of such stars will ultimately boost its ratings, as American Idol has experienced a steady decline in viewership since it peaked in its sixth season.
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