Chaka Khan would step in for Jennifer Lopez as 'American Idol' judge

chaka-khan-american-idol.jpgIf Jennifer Lopez decides to leave "American Idol" after Season 11 after all, there's a pop music luminary ready to take her place. On the red carpet before the "Idol" finale at the Nokia Theater on May 23, Chaka Khan tells Zap2it that she'd totally step in.

"They don't vote on that, do they? Yeah, I'd do it," says the singer. "They could use some truth up there. A little bit of truth, honesty. I'd like that."

Lopez hasn't confirmed anything just yet, but with her music career taking off again and a family to raise, it would make sense if the superstar moved on. "Idol" producers, give Khan a buzz!

Khan, who performed "I'm Every Woman" with the Top 12 girls during the show, was rooting for Jessica Sanchez during the show, but says she likes Phillip Phillips as well. "Jessica! She's little and she can sing her behind off. I like them all. Let's get that straight. I love them all."

So, aside from appearing on No. 1 television shows, what has Khan been up to recently? "I'm recording in the studio; I'm celebrating 40 years in the business."
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