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The rumor mill is hot & heavy that "The Band Perry" front woman, Kimberly Perry, will soon be joining the cast of American Idol judges! It all began last summer when Kimberly and her brothers brought the house DOWN at the American Idol season finale.

Recently, an active commenter on a blog devoted to American Idol posted a survey asking what fans thought about: Keith Urban, Will.i.Am, Pharrell, JLO, and Kimberly Perry. Now... here's how the rumor started.. the creator of the blog firmly believes that Idol producers use the blog to seek feedback on the show... and since Idol wants to "give back to it's fans".. it's fitting that they'd use blogs to receive feedback for the show.

ADDING TO THE FIRE: Perry's label boss at Big Machine Records tweeted (July 31st), "KIMBERLY PERRY @thebandperry AS IDOL JUDGE?? HMMMM.."

Considering that the number one show on television is NBC's "The Voice".. they might want to take note that the last TWO winners have been country artists (Danielle Bradbery & Cassadee Pope)