Donna Summer Remembered by ‘American Idol’ Judges

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Donna Summer is fondly remembered by American Idol judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler. In fact, both men say she had a huge impact on their music careers.

According to a report from Hollywood Life, both men commented Thursday on the enormous changes she made in the music world.

“Being a Rock & Roller when that kind of music came along, we felt threatened,” Steven Tyler said. “And when she came out and did her thing, she made it be OK. She was the focal point of that era, we are going to miss her so so much!”

Randy Jackson considered Summer a personal friend. His loss no doubt resonates on an even deeper level.

“For all the Madonna’s and the Gaga’s this woman was really it, everyone should pay homage to that,” he said. “She was a true pioneer. At a time like Steven said, we were both in rock bands so we felt threatened. She slated it and formed a giant moment, I mean look at Ryan’s morning show, the Top 20 songs and 15 are dance records. There is something to say about what she did.”

People the world over are joining the American Idol judges in mourning the death of Donna Summer who died on Thursday of lung cancer at the age of 63.

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