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Village People Cop -- 'Idol' Considering Me as Judge!!

8/4/2010 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who played the original cop in the Village People claims he recently had a meeting with "American Idol" execs ... who told him that he's a "dark horse candidate" to be a judge on the show!

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Victor Willis tells TMZ he'd be the "best choice" to replace Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell because he was "the original idol judge for the selection of the Village People talent" back in 1977.

As we previously reported, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are slated to take the judges table once their contracts are worked out -- but just in case it doesn't work out with them, Willis claims, "I reminded the [American Idol] representative that I was a judge for the selection of talent for the most iconic group of characters of all time."

He added, "The show’s response was that they’re very much aware of this and that I’m considered a serious dark horse candidate."

So we gotta ask ...

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CJ    

More like a Village Idiot.

1358 days ago
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sharon    

OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!! Is everybody and their mama being considered to judge A.I.....geeezzzzzzzzz. I'm just gonna wait till the 1st show to see who got picked............

1358 days ago
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Andolini    

HaHaHaHaHaHa!! he must be smoking what Lindsey was...TMZ C'Mon!!! Dudes!!?

1358 days ago
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awards    

Yikes! Vu Jade all over again!

1358 days ago
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slips    

After the talents that was considered "best out of..." from last season's judges, why not get a chimp & a dart board & at the end of the program have him throww the dart; that'll decided the outcome. Couldn't get any worse! Hell, if an octopus can choose the outcome of a would cup soccer game...

1358 days ago
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Joey    

This Fat A$$ talentless washed up Hack is trying for another 15 minutes of fame. Just go away and stop trying to get some spotlight time

1358 days ago
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Eric in L.A.    

Michael Jackson would be a better judge even though he is dead.

1358 days ago
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Truth    

WHO IS THIS Z LISTER?? NO ONE REMEMBERS WHO THIS DOUCHE BAG IS. SOUNDS LIKE HE JUST WANTS AN EASY PAYCHECK AND HIS CAREER IS ALREADY DOWN THE TOILET. AS FOR THE VILLAGE IDIOT, GAY BOYS GROUP ARE OUT!!

1358 days ago
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Laura    

Maybe this show has just run it's course....can't find a judge...can't find talent!

1358 days ago
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Ehécatl    

I think he´d be PERFECT. After all, he fits the musical quality of contestants and judges at AI these days. He´s also better looking than most of them.

1358 days ago
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Ehécatl    

So everybody sing along...

In the Navy, you can sail the Seven Seas.
In the Navy, you can catch every disease.
In the Navy, you can do it on your hands or on your knees.
In the Navy, in the Navy, in the Navy.....

1358 days ago
12.

Woo    

The key word in the interview being "characters," not artists.

1358 days ago
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Phreaky    

I have a feeling they may have been considering him when they were thinking of giving Randy the boot, but they changed their minds about that and decided to keep Randy. They already said they are going back to 3 judges. Randy, Jennifer, and Steven.

1358 days ago
14.

erkg    

Who??????????

1358 days ago
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Shelia    

I Victor Willis would be great as a judge and he does look good!

1358 days ago
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