There will be one big name who won't be lending himself to the judging panel on the show that will now air on Channel Seven.
Despite winning the very first season and admitting that it represents "nothing but great things" for him and that he's "forever grateful for it", Guy Sebastian admitted he'd turn down a judging role.
"I'm not one of those people to be w**ky about it and try and be too cool for school. I came about on Idol 'cause that was my journey and I'm super proud of that," the 39-year-old told HIT Queensland’s breakfast with Cliffo and Gabi.
"I'm sure I'll do something on it but I don't want to have an official role just because I don't want to jump from TV show to TV show and be that guy!"
So who will the 2022 hopefuls be auditioning and performing in front of?
Dicko, Marcia, Mark, Kyle and Jay worked then, but for 2022 viewers need to see experts who play a major role in Aussie music and ideally at least one familiar face from the franchise.
Underrated treasure Ricki-Lee Coulter is rumoured to be one. But hear us out, these are the some of the other people we want to see as the next Australian Idol judges...
If Guy's not keen, we need another icon from the first season and who better than Shannon 'Nollsie' Noll?
The What About Me singer knows exactly what to do in an audition and how to navigate the Idol experience and would no doubt provide some much needed humour along the way.
Speaking of returning stars, we wouldn't have some of our favourite pop hits without a certain Darwinian singer.
Jess Mauboy captivated audiences from the moment she auditioned with a Whitney Houston anthem and would be the perfect mix of a professional mentor and supportive consul.
This name may not sound familiar but Dann is one of the industry's top producers and has worked with big Aussie artists including Matt Corby, Amy Shark, Troye Sivan and Client Liaison.
This multiple ARIA winner knows the industry and would no doubt provide that much-needed insider info.
She's made it into the ARIA Hall of Fame, has been awarded an Order of Australia and sung at the 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony so Tina is almost over-qualified for Idol.
The singer-songwriter is also a prominent activist and has urged the music industry to fight sexual discrimination so she's definitely a role model the next generation of musicians can look up to.
Ok it's a long-shot but he's already conquered the UK and the US so shouldn't the next move in Simon Cowell's career be to jet over Down Under?
Simon is the original mean judge and with his combo of witty slams and music producer knowledge, he could be responsible for finding the Aussie One Direction.
Her sister Dannii has taken on The Masked Singer and The X Factor, but national treasure Kylie would be welcomed back to Australia with open arms if she agreed to be an Idol judge.
Just think of the live performances!