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The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges  

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List Rules The worst judge and panel members from any singing competition game shows

Without a judge, it's essentially impossible to have a reality TV singing competition. But sometimes it feels like a bad singing judge worse than no judge at all. Instead of enjoying a fun dynamic between the judges and watching panel members guide up-and-coming singers,  that keeps you watching each week, you tune in to see if one of the other judges finally snaps and tells them off.

Reality TV judges on singing competition shows like American Idol, The Voice, and the various The X Factors are judging people when they have basically just sung their hearts out and are already worn down, but that doesn't stop some of them from being incredibly mean. There's a line between cruelty and constructive criticism and the meanest TV judges on singing competitions cross it constantly.

The worst TV judges also aren't always the ones who seem to revel in making contestants cry. The apathetic and ineffectual judges can be just as bad. Nodding along mindlessly, unable to give any useful critique, or being unable to effectively convey why they're qualified to judge singing can ruin a show. It's equally as frustrating when they're nursing a feud with another judge and 

Here's your chance to turn the tables and to vote for the worst singing competition show judges. Who is the absolute worst? And, if we've forgotten a particularly terrible singing competition TV judge, be sure to add them to the list.

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Amanda Holden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
Britain's Got Talent
27
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
American Idol
28
Ruthie Henshall is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The Sound of Musicals
29
Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
American Idol
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Gary Barlow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The X Factor (UK), The X Factor
31
Delta Goodrem is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The Voice (AU)
32
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The Voice
33
Usher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The Voice
34
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The Voice
35
Dannii Minogue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The X Factor (UK), The X Factor, The X Factor (Australia)
36
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The X Factor
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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The Voice
38
Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The X Factor (Australia)
39
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
American Idol, The X Factor
40
Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
America's Got Talent
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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
American Idol
42
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The Voice
43
Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The Voice
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Randy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
American Idol
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Guy Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The X Factor (Australia), World Idol, Australian Idol
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Cheryl Cole is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The X Factor (UK), The X Factor
47
Melanie Brown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
America's Got Talent, The X Factor (UK), The X Factor
48
Tulisa Contostavlos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The X Factor (UK), The X Factor
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Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The Voice UK
50
Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Singing Competition Show Judges
The X Factor