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Elton John Turned Down a Massive Offer to be a Judge on ‘American Idol’

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American Idol has gone through a constantly changing roster of judges. There have been some perfect judges, odd choices, and stars who simply didn’t work out. One singer who would have been a perfect judge on American Idol is Elton John. However, the “Tiny Dancer” singer received a massive offer to appear on the talent show, but he turned it down, proving he had little interest in being a judge. 

Elton John turned down a ‘$33 million’ offer to be a judge on ‘American Idol’

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American Idol has been introducing new talent to the world since it premiered in 2002. Part of the show’s appeal is its everchanging panel of judges that started with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson. Since then, some other judges have included Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Ellen Degeneres, and Harry Connick Jr.