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Elton and 'American Idol'

Is the Bitch Back?

1/14/2010 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

So TMZ may have led the way in the search for Simon Cowell's replacement on "American Idol."



On TMZ TV -- the day Simon announced he was leaving -- we floated Elton John as the guy who should take Simon's seat. After all, he knows music, he's certainly got the bitchy attitude, and he's British.

Now an "American Idol" spy tells us the talk on the set is ... Elton John!

Elton was a guest judge in season three of 'Idol.'

We contacted Elton's rep to see if he was interested. She said tersely, "He's on holiday."

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Davido LegEagle    

Sir Elton and his publicist has declared Elton wants nothing to do with "American Idol" nor becoming a judge on the show. That's hardly surprising since he lambasted the show as "racist" following his appearance on the show in 2004. TMZ is just throwing out names they pick from a hat. If "Idol" wants to replace he departing Simon Cowell with a Brit with twice his wit, who is cool and classy, and knows more about music than either Cowell or Elton John, and who WOULD consider the Idol judging gig, just think Ringo Starr.

1672 days ago
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Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!S

1711 days ago
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keith    

Elton would be a great replacement for that no-talent Simon

1711 days ago
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Simone    

Huuuuuuummmmmmm... It could be interesting to watch. But, I am not sure about it. Harvey is definitely keeping his fingers crossed for Elton. Hahahhahahahhahhahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahhaahhaa.

1711 days ago
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tiv    

Simone how old are you 10?

1711 days ago
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Chris    

10X for wathing and rating !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgmH26tR408
God bless her !

1711 days ago
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Jezzy    

Elton is PERFECT, he's got that poker face
and is hardly ever impressed. Would be fun.

1711 days ago
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Buck Farack    

Sounds to me like AI is jumping the shark.

1711 days ago
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tiv    

Chris that was great loved it :)

1711 days ago
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moveover    

As if American Idol hasn't been bad enough already with it's pre-packaged karaoke singers, let's now get that old Queen, Elton to sit there and rag on them every week. He'll be right in his element. Why not hire Joan Rivers and her daughter too, and just get it over with!

1711 days ago
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kira    

Elton is too good for American Idol. They'd never land him permantent. Love you Elton!!

1711 days ago
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Alan    

I like the idea of Joan Rivers and her daughter taking over. Now that would be a GRRREAT SHOW...FOLKS.

1711 days ago
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Lola    

If Elton John comes on there as a permanent judge, I will never watch again. When a black girl was eliminated from the contest, he was quick to shout racism far and wide, when it was definitely not racism in any way. He failed to account for the many black singers who have done very well, and won, this show.

Everything he sings sounds the same. The show is already doomed.

1711 days ago
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Penis Hilton    

Well, at least EJ is a living pop legend whose claim to fame isn't boy bands. As a real musical talent, he's way out of the closet and his taste and judgment has got to be better than that of Mr. Coward.

1711 days ago
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CriticAl    

It makes sense on the surface, but I think it has potential train wreck written all over it. Elton could be too much of a bitch.

1711 days ago
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