Will Bret Michaels Replace Simon Cowell on ‘American Idol’?

Julie Ryan Evans
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Bret Michaels
dropped more than a hint at his comeback concert last night that he may be replacing Simon Cowell as a judge on American Idol.

According to TMZ, the rocker who has had several serious health scares in the past month, told a crowd in Biloxi, Miss., that he may be sitting in Simon's seat next season.

"I can't say this is true yet, cause I don't know. Next year they asked me to possibly be the judge on American Idol," he said right before  launching into "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

Notably, Michaels played on the American Idol finale this week.

I watched Nashville Star when Michaels was a judge, and I liked him in that role very much. He was funny and charming, but not at all the tough guy that Cowell is.

While I'd like to see more of Michaels, I think American Idol also needs someone a little thornier to keep the show real.

Would you like to see Bret Michaels replace Simon Cowell on American Idol?

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