Elton John, Harry Connick Jr. and even Justin Bieber have all been reportedly asked to take Simon’s American Idol seat, but Fox has a better idea on how to pick the judge — and it involves YOU, America!
Now that Simon Cowell has said goodbye to American Idol to start work on his new show, X-Factor, finding his replacement is top priority over at Fox. Sources are now telling HollywoodLife.com that the Idol think tank has thrown out a VERY interesting idea on how to replace the cranky British judge. In typical AI fashion, they’re enlisting the aid of your votes!
“Fox has ZERO clue on the replacement for Simon and are taking as much time to pick the replacement as possible,” a show insider reveals to HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “They have thought of a handful of [people], but are seeing what America hangs onto when rumors are spread!”
In addition, producers may air a two-day special in which America actually VOTES for Simon’s replacement! “They have been throwing an idea around that this fall they would have a two day special where America would vote for the next American Idol judge. Since the guest judges worked so well last summer [when auditions are taped in August]. they might bring those people back for the special.”
But there’s a twist! “The twist would be that former Idol winners and cast-offs would be the judges, flipping the script, so to speak, so the Idols and America would be able to pick the next American Idol judge.”
It sounds like we’ll either have a celebrity musical artist or a former Idol star in Simon’s hot seat…now THIS is an idea we can get behind! If this possibility does become a reality, who are some of your top picks to go under America’s radar?
— Russell Weakland
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