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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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PolarBear    

I think it's a great idea to have premium professional talent as a judge once in a while, but the problem with the Elton/A.I. matchup is that Elton would be presented with a season that consistently includes a great percentage of low talent that doesn't even deserve stage time to compete to get past a "first round". It's a complete waste of his time (and makes for pathetic TV watching, gag, puke, fart). It would be a insult and (likely) bore the hell out of him. Elton on that show makes much more sense once a filtering process has been applied and he can review people who can do more than pick their nose in counterpoint to the tune of "America The Beautiful" as played on harmonica by a midget on a trampoline. Get the scene, Gene? Get real.

1707 days ago
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Cody Serpa    

Perez Hilton doing a 13-year-old next-boyband search show!!!!!

http://tinypic.com/r/353cyv8/6

Mario likes under-aged boys.

1707 days ago
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S. Natch    

This would be pure AWESOME.

1707 days ago
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T.J.    

PERFECT! Elton is my favorite BITCH! Please consider....

1707 days ago
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T.J.    

In 1973, I had a poster of Elton in my room. My father drew a big mustache on it with an elmarko and it has haunted me. He said "why do you honor this guy? He is no Sinatra" ummmm yeah Dad.

1707 days ago
21.

Alberto    

Check out funny man in audition American Idol. his name is General Larry Platt

http://news.limauais.com/general-larry-platts-pants-on-the-ground-american-idol-atlanta-auditions-video/

1707 days ago
22.

Andie    

Elton would be HOT! Great call, Harvey!

1707 days ago
23.

levelhead    

PANTS ON THE GROUND PANTS ON THE GROUND LOOKING LIKE A FOOL WITH YOUR PANTS ON THE GROUND

1707 days ago
24.

susieq    

Now you've done it, Simone. Stupid skank. Go crawl back under your rock.

1707 days ago
25.

levelhead    

Going around town whit your pants on the ground

1707 days ago
26.

J C    

Ugh .Elton John?
The show will tank and so will Elton John.
The guy is living in total unreality and delusion.He's a train wreck.
These celebrities are more afraid of losing their star appeal and being liked than offering objective criticism.
Watch Ellen on A.I. with Her 'aw shucks' persona and You'll see what I mean.

1707 days ago
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J C    

...Gee ,why don't they just pay Tim Curry to dress up as Frank-n-Furter it would be the same thing!

1707 days ago
28.

Sally    

PERFECT! But would he want to leave Vegas and Broadway? There would have to be a whole lot of money involved.

1707 days ago
29.

Sally    

#10 - you're delusional. Elton was talking about Jennifer Hudson who he had collaborated with. Get your facts straight. It wasn't a BLACK girl it was Jennifer Hudson!
And next, only two blacks have won in the 8 or 9 seasons. That's not a good outcome, when blacks practically dominated the business.

1707 days ago
30.

Lee    

that would be cool, if not Elton then Paul McCartney...a twist but the man knows his music. Gene Simon? Haha, he would mix it up a lot!

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