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Liza Minnelli, 'American Idol' Needs You

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 22nd 2011 3:30PM
Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli, what are you doing on the 'Today' version of 'The Voice'? A woman of your talent and celebrity should not be judging a morning show knockoff of a new hit reality show.

Nothing against Hoda and Kathie Lee -- they're awesome -- but come on. Liza's talents are needed elsewhere, like on a real reality competition.

'The Voice' has its dynamic down with Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine coaching, but there's a long-in-the-tooth singing show that needs the spunk at judges table that Liza could provide. Yes, I'm talking about 'American Idol.'

With Jennifer Lopez unsure about her future with the Fox series (she has yet to sign a new contract, is in the running for several film roles and 'Idol' auditions are starting up next week), Liza would be the perfect replacement. She's got the respect of her industry peers, she's zany and unpredictable and she's well versed in all forms of entertainment, something today's 'American Idol' contestant needs to be.

And think about the chemistry between Liza, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson -- it'd be awesome. Plus, if Steven Tyler can perform every once in a while, then feasibly Liza could, too. America needs more live Liza.

Since getting Liza is (probably) a long shot, we would also accept these people as J.Lo replacements:

Stevie Nicks. She was gold when she performed, America is still under her spell.

Cheryl Cole. She's already got the Fox publicity images and buzz.

Mariah Carey. She was supposedly in some sort of talks with Simon Cowell for 'The X Factor,' but she'd be just as welcome on 'American Idol.'

Watch Liza judging singers on 'Today' below, and try to tell us we're wrong. Seriously, snatch her up, Fox!


Do you think J.Lo will return for another season? If not, who would you want to see in her spot?

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bakbradley

Not every performer is for everyone. Liza is a true polished professional. I think she would be a asset to the show. For all the negative comments made on here. How many awards have you received in your lifetime? Think about it. Liza, you just go on being who you are. Your fantastic!!!!!

June 28 2011 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bobbie

How about Donald Trump? YOUR FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 27 2011 at 9:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vixen2gtu43

liza onidol i dont think show yes she had a beautiful mother judy garlandi loved her in wizzaed of oz but liza on idol no way they need more rock stars like brett micheals now that would makea greatpannel.

June 27 2011 at 12:44 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
nicco430

LizzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZa. 'nuff said?

June 26 2011 at 5:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Connie

WORST idea ever. She is disgusting. I won't be able to watch the show if she is on it. She turns my stomach and offends my not very sensitive sensibilities.

June 26 2011 at 4:29 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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annmlaymon

I agree you Connie. Listening to her talk is exhausting!

June 26 2011 at 8:26 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
chafontenotrose

Liza Minneli Would Be Great If That Is What She Wants. I Would Love To See Her In Lots of New Movies. One Of The Best Actresses I Have Ever Seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 26 2011 at 4:24 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
jackie

I agree with most, if she comes on board I am jumping over board. Can't stand her, she is too over the hill for American Idol. Bring Simon back.

June 26 2011 at 4:12 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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sunchld0

Rock musicians like Liza Minelli. So much for your opinion that she is over the hill.

June 27 2011 at 1:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Blair

come on shes to old she never had any music hits use common sense

June 26 2011 at 4:11 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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sunchld0

She's an album artist not a singles artist.

June 27 2011 at 1:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chercheziris

Liza--oh , please no! Liza is way too ebullient. It's bad enough we have Stephen who likes everybody and Jennifer who has managed to survive her sinking career with her crocodile tears,but then to take loud-mouthed Liza--wow, that would surely sink the slowly submerging vessel that is "Idol."

June 26 2011 at 4:07 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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sunchld0

I know many female vocalists who would like Jennifer Lopez's sinking career. Apparently the buying public hasn't heard that.

June 27 2011 at 1:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CATHY KARSNICK

ENOUGH, ENOUGH ALREADY. NOT LIZA ! PLEASE SAY YOU WERE KIDDING! sHE NEEDS TO RETIRE AND TAKE HER VOICE WITH HER. IF SHE IS A JUDGE ON AMERICAN IDOL, I WILL BE AN EX-IDOL WATCHER.

SHE WOULD BE THE WORST THING EVER.

June 26 2011 at 4:05 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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sunchld0

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!

June 27 2011 at 1:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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