JOEL DIAMOND THE NEW “AMERICAN IDOL” JUDGE!

April 27, 2010

When I asked the readers of Artie Wayne On The Web, “Who is going to replace Simon Cowell, Ron Fair or Joel Diamond?, I got hundreds and hundreds of comments and e-mails from all over the world then I started to see why Joel Diamond really should be the next American Idol Judge. https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/whos-going-to-replace-simon-cowell-ron-fair-or-joel-diamond/

L-R Joel Diamond, Carol Conners, Englebert Humperdink, and Robert Culp

Over the years Grammy Award Winning Joel Diamond, as a producer/ songwriter has had 36 gold and platinum records with diverse artists like Englebert Humperdink, Gloria Gaynor, Ray J, and producing and managing The 5 Browns who have literally dominated Billboard Magazine’s Classical Charts for 3 years running with their 3 consecutive #1 CD’s, at one point holding down both the #1 & #2 positions in Billboard.

Joel Diamond chillin’ with Ray Jay                                                            

I spoke to Joel Diamond a couple days ago after Cindy Adams wrote about him in the New York Post, as being considered to replace Simon Cowell. I talked to him again this morning.

Joel – “Artie, before we get started, I just want to say, that I don’t believe anybody can replace anybody else. I would just be bringing to the show my own style and experience as well as new positive ideas in promoting music.

Artie – “and what would that be exactly?”

Joel –  “I want to present “Idol’ with the idea of having “American Idol” Song buses that will travel to schools and children’s hospitals and have kids interact with people who create the music. I remember when I was a kid I met Irving Caesar (“Tea For Two”, “I Want To Be Happy”) who sang and played his hits at my school in Passaic, New Jersey. That brief encounter inspired me early in my career and has stayed with me to this day”

“What if inner city kids could interact with an Alicia Keys or a Jay Z? There would be more sing offs and fewer shoot outs! What if the kids who want to be a musician or a songwriter could have a mentor for an afternoon like a Kenny Rogers or a “Smokey” Robinson.…What a boost that would be to their self-esteem. Those sessions could be taped and given free of charge to libraries and schools.”

Artie- “How do you think you’d fit in with the rest of the judges?”

Joel – “I think we’d work together well. I always enjoy being  in the company of stimulating creative people. I’ve always considered Randy Jackson the ultimate musician, who is able to make spot on musical judgments. He’ll always be “top dawg” on “American Idol” as far as I’m concerned!

Kara DioGuardi oozes with the heart and soul of an artist. She also knows a song inside and out, since she’s an accomplished singer/ songwriter herself.

Ellen DeGeneres, has been quite a surprise! She’s obviously a super music fan with excellent taste. The more confident she becomes the better her critiques are. She’s afraid of hurting anyone’s feelings…I say flunk ‘em if they can’t hit a note!”

(TO BE CONTINUED)

Copyright 2010 by Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

To Reach “AMERICAN IDOL” http://www.americanidol.com/

For Joel Diamond http://www.joeldiamond.com/Bio/index.html

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19 Responses to “JOEL DIAMOND THE NEW “AMERICAN IDOL” JUDGE!”


  1. Joel,

    I am so happy to see that you are being considered for an American Idol judge. You have always been a great talent and a good man. Best of luck!

    Lighting a candle,
    Patti

    • John Fanning Says:

      John W Fanning Says:

      April 28, 2010 at 3:08 pm
      Its obvious to American Idol that the audience is shifing in a direction Joel dominates. New media, internet, social networks, and the ability to create virial powerful content makes him one of the most saught after talents in music. Most kids watch TV, surf the web, text on their phones, all at the same time. This is a fundemental shift Joel understands how to thrive on it.

      When you combine that with his cool, in touch, entertainng persona It sounds like the right move to me. I’m not sure anyone else is even close.

      John W Fanning

      Chairman Netcapital

  2. carol ross-durborow Says:

    HEY. JOEL, HOPE YOU GET THIS GIG….!!….TOMMY JAMES

  3. carol ross-durborow Says:

    DEAR JOEL, WISH I COULD BE IN CALIFORNIA TO HOLD A SIGN IN FRONT OF THE STUDIO…HOPE MY GOOD WISHES TRANSCEND DISTANCE AND REACH THE PRODUCERS OF AMERICAN IDOL…..GOOD LUCK, CAROL ROSS-DURBOROW


  4. Dear Joel,

    You would be the perfect choice for many reasons, you are a super talent,love and know the business inside and out..a great guy..what more can I say…you’re the “BEST”..

    Lots of love and hugs from
    Your friend, Denise xo

  5. Harold Wheeler Says:

    My good buddy Joel,

    This would be right up your alley. You have made such
    quality choices for many years of being in this business. You really know good talent when you see and hear it and that’s what Idol is about. Also, we’ve be
    right next door to each other.

    Harold Wheeler
    MD. Dancing With The Stars

  6. Ida Block Says:

    As the race gets closer, the vision gets clearer! There is no doubt in my mind that Joel Diamond as a judge on American Idol would be nothing less than a win win result for all! Joel would be fabulous on all counts. This is what he was born to do. Idol’s ratings would climb high with Joel! They could use a good dose of a seasoned New Yorker’s humor, honesty, wit and charm. He is a visionary in the music business and has been for many years.

  7. Jeff Wald Says:

    Jeff Wald Says:

    April 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    Joel Diamond has the experience and temprament to be a great Idol judge

    Jeff S Wald
    CEO
    ARIA Multimedia Group

  8. Linda Grey Says:

    Linda Grey Says:

    April 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    good luck Joel…you have my vote! Linda Grey

  9. Jerry Greenberg Says:

    Jerry Greenberg Says:

    April 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    You would be great Jerry Greenberg

  10. Mary Jo Slater Says:

    Mary Jo Slater Says:

    April 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    You’d be fabulous! Everything is crossed.

    Love,

    Mary Jo Slater

  11. Helen Hudson Says:

    Listen out there–Seriously–LISTEN. Listen to the work Joel has done for many, many years–the groundbreakers–the comebacks–the artistic vision and heart-pumping energy he exudes even today. THERE IS NO FINER CHOICE FOR AMERICAN IDOL. PERIOD. And get this–we had a meeting at his apartment in NY some 30 years ago–he liked my songs–but as it happened I was not the right artist for him at the time–nor was I, as a singer-songwriter the right artist for the charts which were high on disco. Did it break my heart? Yeah. Did I know as I walked out his door that he really KNEW what he was doing for that moment? You bet. Would I want to work with him today? In a heartbeat. . .

  12. Seth Baker-publisher Beverly Hills 213 Says: Says:

    joel diamond is 213 choice to replace simon cowell
    Seth

  13. Barry Oslander Says:

    Joel:
    What a better way to give the show a new sparkle than to add a Diamond.
    Warmest and best,
    BarryO

  14. El F Says:

    If they don’t choose you they’re deaf and blind.

    “…flunk ‘em if they can’t hit a note!”…dying laughing. Make t-shirts, I’ll buy one in every color. Actually, Artie can make the shirts – you get a royalty. lol

  15. Lorna Luft Says:

    Hi Joel,

    Go for it! I hope you get it and impart real wisdom!
    bets of luck we are rooting for you.

    Lorna
    x

  16. Jimmy Young Says:

    I heard that you’re up for the Simon Cowell seat on American Idol!!! IF so, good luck man! You can tell them like it is and they’ll have to believe you!!!

  17. Arnold Tesh Says:

    Joel: You can bring a trifecta to the show—expertise, humor, and honesty. You are for real and have always been focused on making the right decisions—the ones that are best for the industry, the public, and the artists. Arnie


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