Nigel Lythgoe, the former executive producer and showrunner of "American Idol," whose own show, "So You Think You Can Dance" has also done well on Fox, has a stong opinion who should replace the departing Simon Cowell on "Idol."
Lythgoe said that the best replacement for Simon Cowell as a judge on the show would be music superstar Elton John, reports Roger Friedman in the Hollywood Reporter blog Showbiz411.
Lythgoe declared, “He’s absolutely it."
Lythgoe also conceded that he misses Paula Abdul on the show. “She was the glue that held it together, wasn’t she?” he said.