Who Should Be the New 'American Idol' Judge? Rolling Stone Ranks the Mentors
When Sir Elton guest judged on Season Three of Idol, he proved his passion for the show and why he'd be a welcome fiesty addition to the judges' panel. After Jennifer Hudson was eliminated despite a strong performance, John spoke out, telling the press, "The three people I was really impressed with — and they just happened to be black, young female singers — all seem to be landing in the bottom three ...I find it incredibly racist.? Bonus: he'd bring the British wit the show is losing with the departure of Simon Cowell.