London, (ANI): Sir Elton John has been tipped as the favourite
choice to replace music mogul Simon Cowell on the American Idol
when he leaves to launch The X Factor in the US next year.
It has emerged that US telly moguls want John, 63, on the
judging panel, as executives from US station Fox are desperate to
get another big name British star because they go down well with
Former American Idol producer Nasty Nigel Lythgoe, 60, said he
thinks John would be the perfect choice to give Cowell, 50, a run
for his money.
“He"d be great," the Daily Star quoted Lythgoe as saying. A
Hollywood source added: “Elton is funny, knows what he"s talking
about and won"t suffer any fools."