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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.”

Chris Daughtry Joins 'American Idol' Judging Panel (Report)

Chris Daughtry has reportedly joined the judging panel for the American Idol reboot.

The 37-year-old former contestant, who came in fourth place on season five, will join Katy Perry on the panel if both of their deals go through, according to Us Weekly.

“They wanted a panel of all ex contestants,” a source told the mag. “Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson were all on their wish list.”

Chris went on to have big success with his band Daughtry after his run on the show in 2006.

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Chris Daughtry & 'American Idol' Rockers Take the Stage at Finale

Chris Daughtry and the rockers of American Idol take the stage during the series finale on Thursday (April 7).

The 36-year-old Daughtry frontman was joined by season four runner-up Bo Bice, season 13 winner Caleb Johnson, season-four finalist Constantine Maroulis and season 10 finalist James Durbin.

The group’s medley included The Ides Of March‘s “Vehicle,” The Animals‘ “Tobacco Road,” and Daughtry‘s song “Torches.”

Check out the group’s entire rocking performance below…

American Idol Rockers Perform at the Finale

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Katharine McPhee Goes Blonde at 'American Idol' Finale!

Katharine McPhee shows off her new look while walking the carpet at the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 32-year-old entertainer was joined at the event by her season’s winner Taylor Hicks and fourth place finisher Chris Daughtry. She came in second place during season five!

Katharine debuted her blonde hair at the event, which she got after wrapping season two of Scorpion.

“#blondes have more fun…. At least for 3 months. Hiatus from #scorpion has officially begun! #mechesalon thanks @traceycunningham1 ❤️❤️,” Katharine wrote on Instagram with the below selfie.

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Fox's 'The Passion' - Watch Every Performance Video Here!

Fox aired another live musical, The Passion, on Sunday night (March 20) and you can watch every performance video right here!

The Passion followed the dramatic and inspirational story of Jesus of Nazareth, as he presides over the Last Supper, and then is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected.

The musical unfolded live across New Orleans with a cast that included Jencarlos Canela as Jesus, Chris Daughtry as Judas, Prince Royce as Peter, Trisha Yearwood as Mary, Seal as Pontius Pilate, and Tyler Perry as the host and narrator.

Unfortunately Trisha and Seal‘s performances are not available online yet, but you can listen to studio recordings of some of their songs below.

Yolanda Adams kicked the night off with her amazing rendition of “When Love Takes Over” and all the music used in the special came from well-known pop songs.


THE PASSION | “When Love Takes Over”

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Daughtry: 'Torches' Full Song & Lyrics - Listen Now!

Daughtry is back with a brand new song called “Torches” and you can listen right here!

The song will be featured on the band’s upcoming greatest hits album It’s Not Over… The Hits So Far, which will be released on February 12.

Chris Daughtry wrote the new single with songwriter/producer Dave Bassett, who has recently done Elle King’s “Exes & Oh’s”, Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” and Shinedown’s “Second Chance.”

It was just announced this week that Chris will play the role of Judas in Fox’s live production of The Passion on March 20.


Daughtry – Torches (Lyric Video)

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Rachel Platten & Jennifer Nettles Float Their Way Through Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Sugarland frontwoman Jennifer Nettles keeps warm in a white fur coat as she sings at the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 26) in New York City.

The 41-year-old country singer sang atop a giant float as did “Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten, Jordin Sparks (not pictured), Andra Day, Chris Daughtry, Prince Royce, Shawn Mendes, The DesccendantsSofia Carson, and Trey Songz.

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Mariah Carey was the big headliner this year and she performed her hit holiday single, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”!

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