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Old 02-05-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Steve Lillywhite Wants to Replace Simon on American Idol

Steve Lillywhite has posted on Twitter about wanting to take over for Simon Cowell on "American Idol." A Facebook group has now been started to support the cause.

I don't watch Idol but, based on what I know about the show and its current judges,think Steve Lillywhite would be a good choice considering his experience in the studio and for record labels. If he did get the job, I may have to tune in.
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He'll have to get in line - seems like one out of three celebrities is talking about wanting to replace Simon.
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is Simon quitting or something? American Idol sucks.
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Yeah, this is his last season. All sorts of chatter if the show will continue without him or not.

He wants to bring over his British show The X-Factor, which is just like Idol except they can do groups and there's not an age limit.
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Steve Lillywhite has posted on Twitter about wanting to take over for Simon Cowell on "American Idol." A Facebook group has now been started to support the cause.

I don't watch Idol but, based on what I know about the show and its current judges,think Steve Lillywhite would be a good choice considering his experience in the studio and for record labels. If he did get the job, I may have to tune in.
He would have been an excellent judge on that show Rock Star (INXS, Supernova) a few years back. He's probably way too good for Idol.
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I think Lillywhite is way above American Idol.. hopefully he steers clear... but if he wants it.. then, whatever I guess
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I honestly believe he is way above this show. Look at his extensive discography. American Idol winners couldn't even compare to the musicians he has worked with.
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I'm sure Steve will come to his senses when he realizes how "above it all" he is.

I'm sure his next Twitter will read "Thank god for all the people telling me how much Idol sucks."
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I'm sure Steve will come to his senses when he realizes how "above it all" he is.

I'm sure his next Twitter will read "Thank god for all the people telling me how much Idol sucks."
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What I meant is that I'm sure Idol will want to replace Simon with someone who brings the snark. The audience is used to that dynamic. Lillywhite, on the other hand, could offer some useful critique, similar to Jason Newsted's role on RSS.

I saw the tweet and figured it was just a joke, anyway. Much ado about nothing.
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God, I hope not. Nobody worth anything in the music business should associate with that show.

Although I was surprised when Prince came on. And a lot of talented musicians have been on. I guess it's not all bad; we need something for comic relief, at least.
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Wow, if he did he'd actually bring industry/artistic wisdom that the show completely misses.

But I doubt Steve will get the gig, seems like the big push is for Howard Stern. If you didn't think they could make it worse... they'll find a way.
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But I doubt Steve will get the gig, seems like the big push is for Howard Stern. If you didn't think they could make it worse... they'll find a way.
uh...wow. (that's not directed at you btw, but the fact that howard stern is even being considered!)
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I hope he doesn't do it.
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I dunno. There seems to be a lot of celebrities talking about how "they're being considered" as a replacement for Simon.

I'll believe it when I hear it from the Idol people.
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wow, if he did he'd actually bring industry/artistic wisdom that the show completely misses.

But i doubt steve will get the gig, seems like the big push is for howard stern. If you didn't think they could make it worse... They'll find a way.

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God, I hope not. Nobody worth anything in the music business should associate with that show.
Couldn't agree more! The problem is that the music industry is behind those programs. X factor, Idols, etc really suck! Making people famous by letting them sing songs from others. It's really killing inspiration
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I honestly believe he is way above this show. Look at his extensive discography. American Idol winners couldn't even compare to the musicians he has worked with.
I don't know. 30 Seconds to Mars is very radio formula. Lillywhite is a shameful man to want this. Anything that gets him away from the next U2 album will make me happy, though.

I knew American Idol was crap when I saw the kinds of singing of contestants; that fake oversinging popularized by black pop singers and taken on by idiots like Jessica Simpson. So horrible. None of these people like music; they just like what's popular.
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