Things certainly seem to be getting a bit wacky at American Idol—the long-running reality TV contest is currently on the hunt for new judges, and after nabbing professional nut Mariah Carey, rumors abounded that Kanye West and Nicki Minaj would be added to the roster. While that seemed a smidge unlikely, it seems they’ve reached out to yet another (slightly less currently luminous) pop star—Alanis Morissette.
CNN (via Rolling Stone) reported today that Morissette is now in the running to sit at the judges table. When pressed for details at her Hollywood Rockwalks induction ceremony this week, Morissette states that she is “intrigued by the possibility” of being judge, but also refused to discuss specific details pertaining to talks between her and American Idol:
“I live to mentor, so my heart is much more open to the idea of that than even 10 years ago when I, perhaps, wasn’t in a position to be able to offer much advice, solicited or otherwise…but I love watching people and just getting really curious about what they want and what they need and what their goals are, and then I can support them. I would do it formally, for sure.”
Following the departure of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler from Idol, it’s been a bit of a scramble to find their replacements. Mariah Carey is definitely on board, and Minaj rumored to be “100% confirmed.” Randy Jackson may also be leaving as a judge, but as is always the case, absolutely no one cares about Randy Jackson.
What do you think of the Idol news?