Seeing just a clip of Jeffrey Ross’ work and you know the man has opinions and isn’t shy about sharing them. A personality trait that is embraced by his fans, who are currently lobbying online to make him the new judge on the currently 2-judge-down competition show American Idol.
The announced departures of Simon Cowell and Ellen Degeneres have already happened and many people are wondering who will replace the two judges. There’s been speculation from everyone form Howard Stern (who’s said “no” numerous times) to Jennifer Lopez (who didn’t work because of Diva-like ways). But nothing has stuck yet.
Because of this, Ross fans have taken to Twitter to make sure they know they are serious. And after a quick peruse of Ross’ Twitter, he too is in on the action. They began circulating the hashtag #JeffreyRoss4IdolJudge.
If you think about it, it makes sense, he’s witty and can be pretty snarky, downright mean when he needs to be. He may not be able to judge musical talent (didn’t stop Ellen) but he understands pacing and rhythm of a performance. And there’s also no way that he’ll be able to get the type of salary Idol producers have paid to Cowell or would have to fork out for Lopez.
Though it started out as an internet joke, there might be something to this growing idea.
Jeffrey, you have our vote!