Bret Michaels told Parade.com that he’s meeting with Idol producers in a couple weeks to replace Simon. He said, “I don’t know. 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 would love to be a judge on American Idol. I think I would bring a lot to the table…I’m not built exactly like Simon Cowell, but, at the same time, I respect what he did. 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.”
I could actually see Bret on the judges panel for Idol, and think he’d be a great “get” for the show. I wish he’d replace Ellen, but you know that would never happen. I agree with Bret’s sentiments, he’s no Simon Cowell, but he certainly brings his own personality to the table. I think to bring a Simon-a-bee would be a mistake. And, out of the above celebs that Bret mentioned as possible replacements, Bret takes the cake. I love Madonna, and think she has serious street cred (and she’s an amazing musician), but she’s not as likable as Bret…
You know what’s amazing to me? It’s that Bret’s hospitalization has completely revamped his career. He’s gone from being a rock front man, to a reality star hooking up with God knows what, to being a poster child for inspiration. Not too shabby…I just want to know what’s under his hat, and bandana.