American Idol is pink slipping it’s panel of judges this week. Apparently it’s not enough that Simon Cowell, arguably the only draw of this show, made his exit this year. Now they’ve sacked both Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi. Personally I’ve always believed that you could put what Ellen DeGeneres knew about music into a thimble, but DioGuardi actually had a singing career. Okay, I can’t back that up, but she’s claims she did. I guess she just couldn’t cut it as the “new Paula”. I mean really, nobody brings the crazy like Paula Abdul.
The names being bandied about for new judges aren’t exactly what you’d expect. So far I’ve heard Steven Tyler, Harry Connick, Jr. and JLo mentioned for the show. How about we hire a producer in there somewhere folks? Simon wasn’t a singer, he was a star maker. Fill the judging panel with “artists” and the show’s appeal will tarnish pretty quickly. Besides I can’t see Harry Connick, Jr. trash talking the contestants.
My question is if you were hiring for American Idol who would be your dream judges?