Simon Cowell. The magazine says there's been no "voice of reason, no one you love to hate" since he left. They predict this will be the last season of The X Factor so it's a win-win for all.
L.A. Reid. Cowell's X Factor counterpart, has already left that show, and "follows the same curmudgeonly, no-nonsense approach to hit making."
Adam Lambert. His name has been knocked around for a couple years. He is a former contestant, "plus, he brings both pop and dance credibility to the table, and a youthful edge the panel sorely needs."
Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson, they say, is one of the few women who would not step on Jennifer Lopez's toes. She, too, is a former contestant and is likable. Clarkson's already turned the show down, though.
Lil Jon. His Celebrity Apprentice experience proved him to be "a cool but smart cucumber with a sense of humor under pressure." He'd also add edge and street-cred to the show.
Ryan Tedder. OneRepublic's Tedder is a singer, songwriter, producer and sometimes actor. He's also worked with J-Lo. The downside is he's not a household name.
Ozzy Osbourne. Rolling Stone suggests Ozzy Osbourne "would provide everything the show needs: major buzz, humor and quick-witted (although borderline unintelligible) wisdom. He can also get tips from wife Sharon.