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Cebu : Philippines | Jul 16, 2012 at 2:10 AM PDT
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Skooter reporting 07/16/12

In response to an e-mail question asking the ‘Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, 70, whether she is interested in joining “American Idol” as a judge or a mentor said on Saturday that she is interested in joining just days after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced they have relinquished their judging roles on the Fox show.

Lopez and Tyler’s leaving the show creates a major void in the three-judge panel on “Idol,” which is still the most-watched competition show but has seen its ratings downed in recent years.

The 1960’s hits of the legendary singer Franklin were “Respect,” “Chain of Fools” and “Baby I Love You.” During her career, she has won 18 Grammys, and in 1987 she became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“Idol’s” production company representatives from Fox and FremantleMedia, could not be reached for comment over the weekend.

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