Patti LaBelle: Some 'Idol' judges aren't qualified

February 25, 2010 4:57:44 AM PST
Patti LaBelle thinks some people shouldn't be on "American Idol" -- and she's not talking about the contestants. Says Labelle: "Some of the judges, I don't think they're qualified to even judge."

The 65-year-old singer wouldn't say which judge she thought was lacking on the hit Fox show, which has Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres picking America's top singers. Tuesday's "Idol" episode saw 12 female semifinalists competitng during "Hollywood Week."

Labelle -- who said she was asked to be a judge on the series before Paula Abdul -- feels like the judges' comments to the contestants are too mean.