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Thoughts on the American Idol Judges Shakeup

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*Kara DioGuardi lacked the spark and unpredictability of Paula Abdul. You never felt she might nod off in the middle of the show — and that was a problem.

*Ellen DeGerenes seemed similarly awkward about doling out singing advice –plus she knew less than Kara, since her only musical credit is doing that happy dance.

*Randy Jackson is like the guy from Office Space who just won’t leave.

Two of these three esteemed judges are now gone, paving the way for a much needed overhaul as the ratings drop faster than most of the contestants’ pants would for a career break.

So who should replace them?

*Well, J.Lo hasn’t said anything controversial in 10 years. Why would she start now? Boring!

*But Steve Tyler has a heck of a mouth and he would surely be willing to use it. Give him the big bucks and bring on the lip!

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 7, 2010

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