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Just about everyone with even a passing interest in global popular culture is fascinated by Simon Cowell's American Idol swan song this season and the show's search to find a suitable replacement.
Who could possibly fill the shoes of Idol's most famous and memorable judge? Well, Simon himself just shared some ideas about that with reporters, and even passed judgment on a couple of wild-card candidates, former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher and gossipy gadfly Perez Hilton. Could either of them qualify? Here's what we're learned: