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Taylor Hicks

'American Idol' Judges

Come w/ An Expiration Date

5/18/2013 5:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Just how replaceable ARE "American Idol" judges?  According to "Idol" champ Taylor Hicks ... SUPER DUPER REPLACEABLE.

Taylor was out in L.A. on Friday when our photog asked the season five winner the only interesting thing left to ask about "Idol" ... is it time to replace ALL the judges?

Randy Jackson -- the last remaining original judge -- made his exit after the season finale, and it's been reported that newbie judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban are all on the chopping block.

But Taylor is unfazed by the "A.I" shake up and believes the "revolving door" of judges COULD be a way to save the slowly dying show.

And in case you forgot who Taylor is, here you go:


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Taylor Hicks is headlining in Las Vegas for the past year! Yes he has a nice career singing. I voted for him and totally enjoy him as a musician and singer. Cool Blue eye soul singer! Looking forward to more!

489 days ago

Choose Laughter    

Taylor go away, now are you guys going to put up the Eva Longoria story or are you playing nice today?

488 days ago


Stop beating a dead horse and just cancel the show already! It's ran it's course and is done. The stupid producers can't seem to get that through their heads. No amount of playing musical chairs with the judges is going to fix it. Just bow out now and stop embarrassing yourselves.

488 days ago


That Jimmy guy gotta go annoying, like most know-it-alls.

488 days ago

Tuscaloosa Tider    

Taylor Hicks is a class person and very talented. He acted goofy on Idol but that is not how he is. I still listen to his first album "Taylor Hicks" Great music. He is also a very talented musician. People that put him down do not know him.

488 days ago


The rotating panel is what's KILLING the show, in addition to the main cause of death, the departure of Mr. Simon Cowell. One of the reasons Idol was such a jauggernaut in its heyday is because while contestants came and went every season, we could always count on the iconic panel of Simon, Paula, and Randy every season. The minute that beloved team broke up was the beginning of the end.

488 days ago
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