Will Madonna Replace Cowell On Idol?
After the addition of US comedienne Ellen DeGeneres to the judging panel, things became a bit more tense on Idol as Simon and Ellen clashed several times over contestants. Now according to the Sun, Madonna is on the top of co-creator Simon Fuller’s wishlist of people to fill Simon’s slightly heeled shoes.
A source told the newspapers that, “Simon is going to leave a gaping hole. Not only is he an expert, he’s also a big star in the States.”
“Everyone agrees Madge would be great and they want her as a full-time judge. But if that fails they’d at least like her as a mentor.”
Madonna would be an amazing addition to the show as not only would her musical expertise be a huge asset to the contestants but she’d boost the ratings which are currently at an all-time low. But the question is, would she be able to commit to a weekly schedule? More importantly, can the show afford her?
Simon’s sad to say goodbye but not down enough to miss the chance to take a dig at Ellen. He’s said that he wants his replacement to be someone who “actually knows what they’re talking about”. Ouch.