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August 8th, 2011 10:25pm EDT

Taryn ManningWatch out Jennifer Lopez - 8 Mile star Taryn Manning wants your job on American Idol.

Lopez has reportedly agreed to a new deal to return as a judge on the TV talent show, but there's another singer/actress waiting in the wings for a big role on the show.

Manning, who also played Britney Spears' pal in Crossroads, believes she has got what it takes to be the perfect judge on Idol.

She explains, "I think I'd be great at it because of my experience in my music career. Jennifer Lopez should either move over or let me join!

"All my experience from being a ballerina when I was a young girl to becoming a jazz dancer and then my acting career and my music career, I would be a good judge because I've done it all at this point. I'm kind of working on that and definitely putting it out there because I think I'd be a good fit."

And Manning tells BlogTalkRadio.com she already has show regular Randy Jackson's support, because he's a big fan of her music.

She explains, "He signed me and my brother Kellin to our very first demo deal with MCA records when I was 18. They did not end up picking us up but Randy is still a very dear friend. He's always loved me and my brother and believes in us."

 

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