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Taylor Hicks Throws Shade at Chris Daughtry, Says a Winner Should Judge 'American Idol'

Taylor Hicks Throws Shade at Chris Daughtry, Says a Winner Should Judge 'American Idol'

It doesn’t sound like Taylor Hicks approves of Chris Daughtry as a choice to judge the upcoming American Idol reboot on ABC.

The 40-year-old singer won season five of the singing competition series, the same season that Chris competed on and finished in fourth place.

Chris, who went on to have huge success with his self-titled band, is reportedly joining the panel of judges for next year’s season.

“I think a winner should be [a judge], personally,” Taylor said during an interview on the Domenick Nati Show. “Because, what you go through to win the show is a lot different than what you go through when you’re third or fourth, you know, or fifth. Or tenth. If they were going to have a judge that’s from the show, if they’re going to have someone from the show who was actually a contestant, I would feel like a winner would be the best suited.”

When asked if he would consider being a judge on American Idol, Taylor said, “I would. I’ve got some pretty good ideas. We’ll see what happens.”

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  • Jolene234

    Chris has had a far more successful career than Taylor. lol He’s just jealous.

  • Emmy Snow

    chris actually has a career though..

  • skye3245

    So question….what career has this winner had to even say that? He doesn’t have enough red to sing backup for Chris. Like Tori Kelly(who auditioned on TV and didn’t get thru) has more success then him. Theres a list of ppl from this show that would be good judges before him. Ppl in line with their friends who didn’t even audition would be a better judge. He’s doing this to get publicity. We haven’t heard a peep from him then when Chris is up for a job he comes out of the woodwork. Taylor needs to go back where he came and stop trying to refresh his moment. His time is up and its honestly not classy as a person to try to even pull this.(besides that i feel the show shouldn’t come back because after a while it became stale Taylor Hicks being an example of how wrong it got).

  • cutitout

    Taylor was the worst case scenario of what can happen when you allow all of America vote for a winner of a music competition.

  • jamband787

    Taylor is the best!! I’ll put up his successes in the business against anyone in the last 10 years. Right now he’s hosting his own show on the INSP Network. #boom Anyone wanna play?

  • Gina

    Sometimes people who don’t win the show end up being more relevant & successful than the person who actually wins. Sorry Taylor, but you sound bitter as hell.

  • SaraJ

    Does he though?

  • SaraJ

    I mean nobody wants to see Taylor Hicks (or most of the TV talent show winners) get anywhere near a judge table, but I agree with him about Chris Daughtry. AI has always kissed Chris’ butt because of that ONE good single he had. What’s he doing now? He sucks almost as much as Taylor.

  • cyndyt

    Taylor who???

  • Happy Camper

    I’d rather take advice from someone who did not win but had the success of Chris rather than a so-called winner like Taylor who is probably playing small capacity venues to middle-aged women wearing puff-paint t-shirts with Taylor’s face on them.

  • Robert Thomas

    What could Taylor Hicks tell any contests, how to win and not have a career afterwards. Maybe end up on some third rated cooking show. It’s not shade it’s stupid.

  • NerdyBirdy

    lmfaaaooo SOUL PATROL