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Is Jay Dee Springbett the New Australian Idol Judge?

Michael Idato in the Sydney Morning Herald> has an article on who is in the running to replace Kyle Sandilands on Australian Idol. And it is a completely different list from the Daily Telegraph.

Idato says his source told him:

Sony Music talent scout Jay Dee Springbett, Whispering Jack album producer Ross Fraser and former Mushroom Records executive Mark Opitz are the three top contenders for the gig.

Sources say there is a feeling the Australian Idol judging panel – radio personality Ian Dickson and pop singer Marcia Hines – is underpowered and the addition of a senior industry identity would add much-needed gravitas.

This article would appear to have much more legitiamacy than Daily Telegraph – Well I am hoping it does.

Update: The Herald Sun said Brian McFadden has said he will not be the Australian Idol judge and supposedly the front runner is Jay Dee Spring Bett. Jay Dee SpringI found this picture on his MySpace page here.

It would fit in with what Dicko said on The 7pm Project last night where he said the new judge would be young, and he is definitely the youngest out of these three candidates. Springbett Springbett is a former Warner Music consultant who now works for Sony.


1 Australian Idol – Season 7 – Melbourne and Brisbane Auditions | reality ravings { 08.10.09 at 1:37 am }

[…] thinking my guess that Jay Dee Springett is going to be the new judge is a dud ( See previous post here ) as he is going to be on the top 100 show so that could have been where that rumour emerged […]

2 TARNI { 08.11.09 at 1:29 am }

I think that Jay Dee Springbett should be the next judge.
I live in West Wales Uk

3 Wayne Pedersen { 08.23.09 at 9:24 pm }

I have it on good authority that you are correct about JD.

4 Anonymous { 08.23.09 at 10:43 pm }

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