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Nigel Lythgoe Says he’d Replace all the Judges on ‘American Idol"

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In an interview with zap2it, former ‘Idol’ producer Nigel Lythgoe said that he’d get rid of the current ‘Idol’ judging panel and replace it with Paula Abdul, Elton John, and Usher.  I say chuck the show altogether, but that’s neither here nor there.  Can everyone stop suggesting Elton John as a judge?  Yes he’s clearly a talented musician, but have we all forgotten that he accused America of racism when three black women (Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino, and LaToya London) had the least amount of votes?  All three women encompassed the same powerhouse singing style and so they split the vote, which is something that apparently never occurred to Elton John.  In fact, he was recently on ‘The View’ and repeated this six year old theory again.  Needless to say, I don’t think he’d be a good judge.