‘American Idol’ notes: Brad Paisley, Adam Lambert, Haley Reinhart

There is quite a bit of good information worth talking about here on our Monday edition of “American Idol” notes, but we will begin with the newest story pertaining to the season 12 judging search.

More on Brad Paisley – We know that the producers for the show were more than a little bit interested in having the country superstar join the panel for 2013, and now they have taken he next step towards making it happen.

According to The Country Vibe, Paisley is set to meet with the show’s producers in Los Angeles this week about taking on the gig. If a deal happens, then it probably cements the show’s reputation even more as a go-to place for all things country music. In locking down this audience along with that of Mariah Carey, he ratings for the show could recover in a split-second. This booking would also mean that he show would only need to book one more position to have a full panel — and while his could just mean signing Randy Jackson to a new deal, they may opt to move the Dawg into a mentoring role and bring in someone like Adam Lambert who has experience going through the long hours and rehearsals for the show.

Adam’s next single – Speaking of Adam, he made a rather big announcement on his Twitter account this weekend — the next single from “Trespassing” is coming up soon!

Adam said specifically that the announcement would come in the next week, and we’re personally hoping for “Cuckoo” or “Naked Love” based on how catchy and radio-friendly they are. Let’s just hope that no matter what the song is, it obtains a larger share of radio airplay than either “Better Than I Know Myself” or “Never Close Our Eyes” did earlier this year.

An honor for Haley – If you watched last week’s edition of “So You Think You Can Dance,” you probably enjoyed the fact that Haley Reinhart’s “Free” was used as an exit song for the eliminated contestants. While this is not good news necessarily for any contestants since this is the last music they want to hear, we are pleased to say that (according to Interscope) this will remain the exit song for the rest of the season.

If you want to check out some more news on Carey along with some other recent “American Idol” contestants, be sure to check out the story here.

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