Fresh on the heels of the internet campaign to get Betty White to host Saturday Night Live comes another unlikely crusade to put a familiar name (if not face) in an unusual context. British super-producer Steve Lillywhite, who has produced just about everyone over the course of his legendary career, from U2 to Morrissey to 30 Seconds From Mars to The Dave Matthews Band, has announced his desire to replace the departing Simon Cowell as a judge on American Idol. Here is his earnest appeal:

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