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Enrique Iglesias

I DON'T HATE 'IDOL'

'It's a Great Show'

9/17/2012 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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If Enrique Iglesias really did turn down the judging gig on "American Idol" this season, it ain't because he hates the show ... in fact, Enrique says it's still his favorite of all the singing comps.

Iglesias was leaving AV Nightclub in Hollywood this weekend -- mobbed by fans -- when we asked which show he liked better ... "Idol," "X Factor" or "The Voice."

FYI -- the singer has reportedly turned down offers to star on EACH of the three shows.

But Iglesias told us the winner is "Idol" ... and made it clear that he still respects "A.I." ... even though negotiations to join the show fell apart in recent weeks.

"It's not that I wanted to be a judge, I actually love the show ... it's a great show."

12 COMMENTS

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northern gypsy    

savvy business move ... i guess ALL three shows just haven't given him what he wants...yet !!!

716 days ago
2.

Toilethead    

Wrong! The show is crap.

716 days ago
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stu    

A I offered him more $
VOICE is better. & i'd pay to see him & Adam "do it".

716 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Enrique Iglesias, you know damn well, this fake-scripted show where the true star is Simon Cowell is a bunch of crap. But for right now you have to say that. Now don't forget that many have said your career went in the toilet when you removed the mole and you lost status as an Idol.

715 days ago
5.

sidithers    

This clown has zero talent

Listen to his real singing voice
Youtube him and Howard Stern
If it wasnt for his father this douchebag would be washing cars

715 days ago
6.

Cujeaux    

Enrique thinks he's much more popular than he actually is. His pride is totally unjustified.

715 days ago
7.

lori    

thank god hes not going to be on the show! He sucks and he has issues. hes very very weird guy! Bald and anorexic looking!

714 days ago
8.

lindsay    

Just shut up already people, just because he is not so famous doesn't mean he isn't talented. He started his career on his own and he is one of the few genuine and sweetest people in the industry. His fans love him because he sings amazingly and loves his fans. Say all you want, at the end of the day, he is self made and talented.

713 days ago
9.

Rick    

Wtf? All of you ****s hating on Enrique need to stfu. None of you know what you are saying. There is a reason he got famous, it's because he has TALENT. None of you know what that is obviously. He won a grammy for his first album, his father NEVER EVER IN HIS LIFE supported Enrique's career and was against it. Enrique did everything on his own and got discovered using a fake name. None of you obviously never heard "Nunca Te Olvidare" a song Enrique sang composed and wrote all by himself. If you don't consider that talent, than you do not know what talent is so shut the **** up.

587 days ago
10.

Rick    

Wtf? All of you ****s hating on Enrique need to stfu. None of you know what you are saying. There is a reason he got famous, it's because he has TALENT. None of you know what that is obviously. He won a grammy for his first album, his father NEVER EVER IN HIS LIFE supported Enrique's career and was against it. Enrique did everything on his own and got discovered using a fake name. None of you obviously never heard "Nunca Te Olvidare" a song Enrique sang composed and wrote all by himself. If you don't consider that talent, than you do not know what talent is so shut the **** up.

587 days ago
11.

Rick    

Wtf? All of you ****s hating on Enrique need to stfu. None of you know what you are saying. There is a reason he got famous, it's because he has TALENT. None of you know what that is obviously. He won a grammy for his first album, his father NEVER EVER IN HIS LIFE supported Enrique's career and was against it. Enrique did everything on his own and got discovered using a fake name. None of you obviously never heard "Nunca Te Olvidare" a song Enrique sang composed and wrote all by himself. If you don't consider that talent, than you do not know what talent is so shut the **** up.

587 days ago

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