Selena Gomez is reportedly being eyed as a judge for the singing reality show "American Idol" due to her social media influence.
Since the singer/ actress has a huge social media following and a vast range of followers the makers think it will help bring a younger group of viewers. Another singer approached for the same is Katy Perry.
"Producers think that Selena would be great to join the judging panel because she would bring in a younger crowd for ratings. She'd be considered the nice judge and they would love her to join because the impact she has on social media," a source told hollywoodlife.com.
Previously, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was being considered to serve as one of the judges on the show as returning host Ryan Seacrest thought she would make a good addition.
"They are putting together a proposal for her and are hoping she will accept it and join the show, it's a long shot but they are taking the chance to get her. They'd love to have her signed up and all judges by mid-October," the source added.
Other celebrities rumored to be the frontrunners for the show are Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban.