“Let Me Tell You”: Meghan Trainor Tells ‘American Idol’ Why She’d Be a Great Katy Perry Replacement

Katy Perry is officially leaving American Idol before the next season starts. There has been a lot of talk about who should take the judge’s “throne”, from Kelly Clarkson (who shot it down) to Jelly Roll (who is touring quite a bit). So, who will actually get the gig? Everyone is saying Meghan Trainor is the best fit for the role; including Idol judge Luke Bryan and Meghan Trainor herself.

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On a recent episode of the Today Show, the singer opened up about a few things. One of them being the subject of couples using the bathroom together, the other being her coveted spot on Idol.

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On the episode of “8 Before 8”, Trainor broke down why she would be a great judge on American Idol.

“Let me tell you, because I care,” Trainor said. “Because I put my heart and soul into these things. And I love new artists. I love helping them find their place in this industry. And I know how scary it could be.”

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Trainor went on to say that she “wasn’t brave enough to audition for those shows.” We’d be bold enough to say few are.

“So I always remind them,” she continued. “‘No matter what, you win because you showed up.’ And I would be really nice, but also would help them and I would sing on the show and I would sound great.”

The interview devolved pretty quickly into Trainor gushing over the prospect of the job.

“And I would be best friends with Lionel and Luke. And if they should pick me, choose me, love me. I could do it. I’m available. Please, American Idol, pleeeease.”

Everybody wants her there, and she’s clearly a fan. The clock is ticking to give Meghan Trainor a call, producers at American Idol!

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