Kelly Clarkson tapped for 2018 'American Idol' reboot

It has been confirmed that the hit singing competition "American Idol" will be rebooted in 2018, two years after the FOX series finale in 2016. ABC has inked the deal and while details are slim, TMZ is reporting that the network has serious interest in bringing on original winner Kelly Clarkson as a judge (May 10).

Clarkson has expressed interest in the past in being a judge for the talent competition that made her a superstar in 2002. She's dipped her feet in critiquing as well as being a mentor on the 2012 short-lived ABC series "Duets," and also was a guest coach for Blake Shelton on NBC's "The Voice."

In 2016, she returned to "Idol" one last time to give advice to the final group of contestants. She also recorded a finale clip and performed live one last time on the stage where she brought tears to all with a piano version of "Piece by Piece," a song she wrote about her estranged father and how she ended up with a loving husband.

Not only is ABC interested in pulling Clarkson in, Team KC is working on fitting it into her schedule. The three-time Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter is working on releasing her first album on a new label. Clarkson signed with Atlantic Records after releasing six studio albums and one holiday set via RCA Records, her original "Idol" contract.