Taylor Hicks Doesn’t Think Chris Daughtry is American Idol Judge Material

As ABC and American Idol (redeaux) continue to amass alumni to act as judges, you just knew there had to be a contestant or two miffed that they weren’t selected. And that sour grapes contestant has surfaced in the form of Season 5 winner, Taylor Hicks.
According to Hicks, Daughtry isn’t qualified to be a judge because he didn’t win his season. “What you go through to win the show is a lot different than what you go through when you’re third, fourth, fifth, or 10th,” says Hicks who actually won the season Daughtry competed. He came in fourth. But let’s be honest, Chris Daughtry early finish was a shock to the judges and viewers alike. But he has had a great career as a recording artist. His break-out song, ‘Home’ took the #1 spot on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and even won Chris’ band, Daughtry, an American Music award.
Hicks did not find the instant success of Daughtry. In fact, he was said to have the worst career start of any of his AI winning predecessors. But his album was released in the #2 spot and his legion of fans, dubbed the ‘Soul Patrol’, helped catapult its single, ‘Do I Make You Proud, to certified gold. In 2007, he wrote his autobiography, Heart Full of Soul: An Inspirational a memoir About Finding Your Voice and Finding Your Way. His next big gig came when he was asked to play ‘Earth Angel’ in the revival of Grease on Broadway.
Hicks feels that it might be too soon to reboot American Idol. He feels that it should probably have waited a couple more years. But he has nothing but good to say about ABC, adding that the network, who has major success with The Bachelor franchise and Dancing With the Stars, is a good home for the relaunch.
But, Hicks would jump at opportunity to join AI as a judge. Though he wouldn’t elaborate whether he’d been asked to join Daughtry and Katy Perry at the judges’ table, only saying, “I’ve got some pretty good ideas, we’ll see what happens,” he said. “I’m just gonna be tight lipped about everything. I’m not confirming or denying it.”
(Hey Taylor! You want a little cheese with that whine?!)

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