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Suggestions on new American Idol judge(s)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by terpfan1980, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    I like that, and I'll add that while everyone in show biz is a self-promoter, if a performer is going to be a judge on Idol, it is for the sole purpose of jump-starting/rebooting their career. That's what it was all about for J-Lo and S-Ty. No one benefited from them being judges but them. Mariah, Britney and their ilk are doing the same thing.
     
  2. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    I got to thinking about another potential Country artist that might make a good judge, especially given a little bit of past controversy because the guy that I'm thinking about was irritated at what he considered a one-hit wonder: Travis Tritt (who was said to be fueding with Billy Ray Cyrus, having reportedly insulted his rise to stardom on Achy Breaky Heart)

    Tritt, at least if the news of old was true, would likely be one that would call it as he sees it and could perhaps be tough enough to lob the bad news out there for the wannbe stars.

    To me that is still what is needed here, someone that is not afraid to be mean to the contestants (and honestly, is it all that mean to tell someone who just doesn't have the talent that they are wasting their time and will never be a singer?)
     
  3. crawlernight11

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    I think they could bring back Simon. He was the only person who in spite of being funny but really honest. He gave direct and open feedback of what he felt right on the spot. Especially, he never cared about what other judges felt and wanted the contestant to know that the life of glam and being famous is not easy. I just hope he comes back and spice up the show.
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Except that he the owner, producer, and a judge on a competing show (The X-Factor). Even though the shows are both on FOX, I don't think there's any way he'd come back to Idol.
     
  5. bareyb

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    Not to mention the creator of Idol is suing Cowell for "copying" his show. I can't see Simon ever coming back. He jumped ship just in time if you ask me. While I'll still watch the show, I don't get behind the singers like I used to and I haven't agreed with "America's choice" for the winner in years. It's a shadow of it's former self. JLo and Steven were very entertaining but it was clear they were there to benefit themselves and as soon as they did that, they too jumped ship. It's gonna probably be a revolving door for the next few years...
     
  6. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    This

    and that.
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    Idol is just a shadow of what it used to be, and the X-Factor isn't as good as Idol. It's too bad - it's like a divorce where everyone ends up in worse shape than they were before and we (the kids, in this analogy) suffer the most. And because it was a bitter divorce and because of the pride of the parties involved (and many other things), there's no going back.
     
  7. terpfan1980

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    I'm curious - if idol were to somehow get Rosie O'Donnell to take a judges role, would that be a good thing for the show or a bad thing?

    Back in 2010 there were rumors that she might be in line to become a judge but it never happened. I realize she is definitely a lightning rod for some people, but the question is if she were to take the job would she be mean enough? Would she be able to judge the talent for musical ability or would she just be there following in Ellen's (failed) shoes?
     
  8. terpfan1980

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    I was just thinking, this has totally been a lost opportunity for FOX and it's partners... they probably should have gone with a Glee Project type reality show to create their own new star judge here. They could have taken the "off-season" for Idol to run a "Next Idol Judge" reality show for one of the slots. :p :D
     
  9. JLucPicard

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    Unless they put her behind a screen to hide her face and distorted her voice, they would completely lose me as a longtime viewer. I cannot stand the woman. It would definitely be a kiss of death!
     
  10. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    I think Rosie as a judge would be a bad thing. I wouldn't watch.
     
  11. Alfer

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    Horrible horrible idea.
     
  12. Cainebj

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    I LOVE Rosie - and sorry to hear about her heart attack - but I think she would have not been considered given her failed TV show talk show...

    There are new rumors.

    And it goes as follows -

    They are changing to a 4 judge format (gee so The Voice).
    Randy is becoming a "mentor"
    The 3 leading candidates for new judges apparently are...

    wait for it

    Nicky Minaj
    Keith Urban
    Enrique Inglesias
     
  13. LoadStar

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    Wow. Nicki Minaj alone would put me right off the show, not to mention Enrique Iglesias. Blech.

    I have no problem with a rap or hip-hop artist as a judge, per se, and I do think that Nicki can spit it. She also has a few good songs - I like the radio edits of "Fly," "Super Bass," and "Moment 4 Life." I just think that Nicki is too often style over substance, a cheap rap knockoff of Lady GaGa. Also, while I understand rap enough to understand that coarse/vulgar language is used for lyrical value, I think that Nicki is simply crass and crude simply for the shock of it all... or possibly no reason at all. Frankly, the word I'd use for Nicki's music is "cheap."

    No problem with Keith Urban, don't know anything about him really.
     
  14. jamesl

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    pay the big bucks and get
    1) Brian May
    2) Dolly Parton
    3) Brandy (or Toni Braxton)
     
  15. Allanon

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    I'd like to see Will-i-am, thought he did a good job mentoring.
     
  16. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    But with rare exceptions, nobody's really a "former" singer until they die. Is Steven Tyler anything more than a nostalgia act himself?

    EDIT: or what tivoboyjr said. :)
     
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    I heard on the radio the other day that Brad Paisley is out as a potential judge. Couldn't make it work with his tour schedule this year.
     
  19. Sadara

    Sadara huh?

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  20. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    That's...interesting.

    I don't know anything about Keith Urban other than he's a country guy and I think he's married to Nicole Kidman. Or maybe that's a different guy.

    Nicki Minaj isn't bad to look at but seems even dumber than Mariah, so my first impression is that we're in for another season of inane comments from the judges.
     

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