Is Bret Michaels Closer to Being An 'American Idol' Judge?
Is Bret Michaels Closer to Being An 'American Idol' Judge?
Even before Simon Cowell could really leave American Idol, we've seen quite a lot of names floating around as possible replacements. Right now, it seems we're all settling for one of those names: Bret Michaels.

In an interview with Parade magazine, the Poison frontman (and reality star) admits that he's meeting Idol producers in Los Angeles in a couple of weeks. "I don't know [if I'll be replacing Simon]," he said. "We have a meeting in L.A. in a couple weeks and we're going to sit down and talk. They did a poll and I think it was Madonna, P. Diddy, Howard Stern and myself, and I took 50% or 60% of the vote and that's tremendous."

"I'm not built exactly like Simon Cowell, but, at the same time, I respect what he did," he added. "But I would have to bring my own personality. I think if they have someone in there to try to imitate Simon, it would be a mistake; he's an original. Bring Bret Michaels in to be original to who and what I am. Bring someone who can bring a little grit, true grit back to the show."

Michaels' trip to the front of the Simon-Cowell-replacement pack has been pretty interesting: he returned to public awareness after he suffered a brain hemorrhage, just as the recent season of The Celebrity Apprentice -- which he participated in, and later won -- began airing. Throw in a performance at the Idol finale, and his experience in the music industry (as rock star and judge for Nashville Star) and you have quite a good-sounding replacement.

But are things flying too fast? Are we all presuming that Bret's going to replace Simon? And again, would he make a good replacement?

(Image courtesy of WENN/Owen Beiny)


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