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Another 'Idol' Player

Jumps Ship for Jay

5/27/2010 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Simon Cowell wasn't the only one who bid sayonara to "American Idol" last night.

Dorian Holley -- the Vocal Coach and Associate Musical Director -- said farewell last night as well, and he's heading for "The Tonight Show."

Holley was also the Vocal Director for Michael Jackson and was a key player in the London tour that never happened. He was with Jackson hours before he died.

Holley will become the lead singer in "The Tonight Show" band. And he's not the only "A.I." musical guru who's jumping ship -- Rickey Minor will take over Jay's band.

Need a job? There are openings at "Idol."


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1.

LaToya Jackson    

I'm with Coco

1613 days ago
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Knockers De Clown    

I'm with Coco

1613 days ago
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Rob J    

I'm with Coco too.

1613 days ago
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LaToya Jackson    

Man is he making a mistake .. *I'm just say'en

1613 days ago
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C    

Good for him- no one is going to watch without Simon-HE IS that show

1613 days ago
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Knockers De Clown    

No one is going to watch old man Jay any more.. Get a CLUE !!! *I'm with Coco

1613 days ago
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Cheri    

Count me in...I'm jumpin too! Not worth my time w/ Simon gone.

1613 days ago
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heather     

COCO COCO COCO COCO COCO COCO
IM WITH COCO !! IM WITH COCO !!

1613 days ago
9.

Cheri    

Oh I'm sorry I thought this story was more about American Idol losing all it's help then about CooCoo vs Jay!

1613 days ago
10.

uwenr    

When is everyone going to realize Jay is a big douche

1613 days ago
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Caroline    

American Idol is dead without Simon so I don't blame anyone for going elsewhere. Douche or not since Jay has been back the Tonight Show has reclaimed the #1 spot so it sounds like a good place to go.

1613 days ago
12.

frank1538    

Coco sucks!

1613 days ago
13.

Pat    

Jay Leno's Tonight Show and American Idol, two shows I will never watch again.

1613 days ago
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Danny Dog    

More importantly, he is married to Lindsay Lohan's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley. I'm surprised there was no mention of this!

1612 days ago
15.

sarah    

How's Gonad's new gig working out for him?
Oh, I forgot; he doesn't have one...................my bad

1550 days ago
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