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Kimberley Locke wants to fill that vacant judge's chair on "American Idol." The season two finalist feels having a former contestant on the show can bring renewed interest to the popular TV singing competition.
The weekly television ratings competition was no competition with the start of the Summer Olympics in London.
"I would love to sit in that chair and, you know, give some advice from the contestant's standpoint because I've been on that stage and I know what it's like," Miss Locke said Monday in an interview with the Associated Press.
"When you're a contestant on that show, you do need that hard truth sometimes," Miss Locke says, anticipating her critical tone would fall somewhere between the styles of two former judges.