I recently read that Howard Stern has stated that should he go to Idol, he would want Ellen and Kara removed and would bring in his own people(I’m guessing he’ll still let Randy sit in). Let’s say by some off chance that this is even remotely true, my question for you is “which version would you watch?” Stern or Ellen? Comment away!!!
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Just found this off of the Chicago Sun Times via a retweet from Twitter. Normally I TRY (notice the capital letters) not to post anything unless the person themselves have actually said it, but I found this one too good to pass up. It would be a shame to lose her, since early reports show a very favorable response, and if it came down to one or the other (and please excuse my over use of this Twilight reference) I’d be on team Ellen all the way.
I wasn’t a big Kara fan in the beginning, but after reading this AP article via yahoo, I think I might be able to turn my opinion around: DioGaurdi lauds DeGeneres as Idol Judge
I have to say, I completely agree with her on this one. Stern is good at what he does, but I think he would be a definite mismatch on Idol. His humor is of a different kind, and as I said previously, the contestants would benefit more from someone with a musical background. Sure he performs in front of millions day in and day out, but that perspective is already filled by Ellen. If anything, it could prove either a ratings hit, or a major disaster, if this were to actually happen.
Well, as I mentioned previously, American Idol producers have stated that they would love to have Howard Stern fill the judges seat that will be left by Simon Cowell after this season. Now here’s Stern’s side, and for those who are skeptical (and I’ll admit I’m one of them), it doesn’t look good. It seems that he would, in fact, be interested, but it would take about 100 million dollars. That’s a big chunk of change, and if it doesn’t work out, the ones who will really lose are the contestants and the viewers. Like I’ve said, I will keep an open mind, but it can only stay open for so long.
I caught this yesterday, but it took a bit to sink in: Is Howard Stern replacing Simon Cowell on Idol?
Now, I think I know why producers would want Stern. He is very opinionated and is never afraid to tell it like it is, much like an acerbic judge we currently know. However, and I could be wrong so please correct me if I am, putting Stern on would take away another music industry expert that could have the same valuable input that Simon provides. Also, Stern’s kind of truthfulness is more compatible with a round table such as Real Time with Bill Maher, and not with a bunch of hopefuls trying to make it in the music industry. Like everything, I can wait and see, and since this isn’t official it’s not something that should let get my undies in a twist. But, if producers are trying to shake things up to keep Idol of interest once Cowell goes, then I think they need to really think long and hard before making a choice. A lot is at stake, and one bad decision in this fickle T.V. climate is never a good thing.