It’s about that time of year again, when speculation begins about who will fill the seats on the judging panels of the singing competition shows The Voice, The X-Factor and American Idol. The latest news out of the rumor mill is that Jennifer Lopez would be returning to Idol to replace Mariah Carey, although so far her only connection to the show is a possible performance during the finale.
All three hit series have had several A-list celebrity judges and mentors over the last couple of years, but it’s certainly a time consuming and demanding job that not every star is cut out for. While celebs like Blake Shelton and Adam Levine can’t seem to get enough of their positions on The Voice, Britney Spears couldn’t last more than one season on The X-Factor.
After careful consideration of these celebrities’ roles as judges, success on their respective shows, and individual music careers, we’ve ranked 15 of them from best to worst — click through the gallery to check out the list!
Who is your favorite celeb judge/mentor? Let us know in the comments section!