Scott Borchetta is a titan in the music industry and yesterday it was announced…
…that he will replace Jimmy Iovine & Randy Jackson on American Idol!
Okay so he’s not going to be sitting in a judge’s chair! That would just be crazy! HAHA He’s going to replace Jimmy and Randy as the official mentor of American Idol contestants!
The judges will remain the same as last year:
Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, & Harry Connick Jr.
Season 14 begins January 7th and the contestants will be mentored by one of the very best career mentors there is! Scott signed Taylor Swift, but that was only the beginning of his story as the label president & CEO of Big Machine Label Group! He has gone on to sign countless country acts that are some of the best in country music today!
Just to name a few, his signings include:
Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Tim McGraw, & Reba McEntire
American Idol is an iconic TV show and I’m happy to see it still going today! Mr. Borchetta will be in charge of mentoring the contestants as well as releasing the winner’s music on his label!
In a statement about his new gig, Scott said: “There’s only one reason I’m doing this: American Idol has proven again and again that it can launch superstars. I believe that working with these young artists the same way we work with new artists at the Big Machine Label Group will help the next American Idol be as prepared as possible to continue the tradition of creating new superstars. The entire label group will be invested and we look forward to bringing our energy, focus, and know-how to help develop this young talent at the highest levels.”
I’m excited to see another season of American Idol unfold, and I’m honored to see one of Nashville’s own join the show!
Congratulations Scott on your new role & have fun working with Keith Urban!