Those rumors about Mariah Carey being in talks to be a new judge on American Idol? Yeah, totally topped: Apparently, the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, is interested in the job. According to CNN, Franklin sent an e-mail to them this past weekend expressing her interest in being a judge (stop before you ask why she didn't just send something to Fox - she is the Queen of Soul and can do whatever she wants, so R-E-S-P-E-C-T), saying that she's a fan of the show. Additionally, she wants to bring Patti LaBelle with her.

Would you watch Idol with Franklin and LaBelle at judges?

[via CNN]