It looks like the empire better known as American Idol is crumbing.

After the announcement that longtime judge Randy Jackson (producer nobody knew of before the show began) and newbie host Keith Urban (“country” “singer”/designer jeans model) were leaving, an onslaught of rumors hit the streets suggesting the show was going to clean house altogether and get a new batch of judges for next season. It seems as though shows like X-Factor, The Voice, Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance (is that show even still on? I am too lazy to look) have taken a bite out of the Idol audience.

We understand most of you don’t watch the show. Hell, this is the most I’ve ever written about anything relating to dolled-up karaoke singers ever. However, Gibbons, The Danny Bonaduce Show’s newest member (and hippest member), has an idea.

It’s obvious Idol needs a change of culture and that it needs to separate itself from all the other imitating shows (which are all now in better shape). So, why not get our very own Danny Bonaduce to start the revolution? Before you scoff at the idea, think about it. The DoochMan telling contestants whether or not they have any shot at manufactured stardom could get “beatniks” like me to actually tune in. Idol needs a real personality at the judges table, and DB has several. The executive producers over at Fox would be getting more bang for their buck with Danny — we can all agree to that.

Gibbons has established the Twitter hash tag #bonaduce4idol — if you have an account, you should indeed tweet it. If you don’t have an account, make one up so you can tweet it.

Chris Coyle, KZOK


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