Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the news that Simon Cowell will exit “American Idol“ after Season 9 ends on May 25. And it’s likely that predictions and suggestions of “who will” and “who should” replace Cowell will soon reach a fever pitch across the blogosphere. Though Cowell’s replacement will not be announced until well after the season ends, as previously reported by Zap2it.
Hollywood names ranging from formidable replacements Sir Elton John and Tommy Mottola to ludicrous ones such as Howard Stern have been bandied around so far. Show host Ryan Seacrest has nominated Justin Bieber to fill the empty seat, while Randy Jackson thinks Cowell’s vacant spot needs to be filled with a ‘modern day Houdini.
Zap2it threw its own hat in the ring with the launch of our first ever Facebook fan campaign in support of Harry Connick Jr. to replace Simon. Though The Dish Rag would never normally go against the mothership, we felt too passionately about our newest discovery. We’ve recently found someone that blows us away with his talent and may just be the shot in the arm the judging panel needs.
]]>PhatGayKid aka Jonnie would be perfect for the soon-to-be-vacated judging spot. He takes on a classic song from Madonna. You may have heard of it. “Like A Prayer”? Uh huh. And he throws in some free voice lessons. Just imagine how much the new “Idols” can learn from PhatGayKid aka Jonnie. Holy “Mariska Hargi-gay”! PhatGayKid aka Jonnie even showed promise back when he was 1 month younger than today and posted his very first video. Check out his take on the truly talented Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” and his lesson on how to sing riffs. Musical genius!