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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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pgidol    

How about Ozzie O!!! He would be awesome...

1653 days ago
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Ben from Baltimore    

Elton is way more qualified for American Idol than Simon. He is a singer/songwriter with decades of experience. He wrote Billy Elliott The Musical. I think that he should do it. It takes a person with Elton John's background to be a good American Idol judge.

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Trevor Widger    

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sir-Elton-John-to-Replace-Simon-Cowell-please/116773635028927

1535 days ago
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