The countdown has begun, who will Fox choose as the new American Idol judge? Will Bret Michaels or Sean “Diddy” Combs take the judges chair? The former American Idol contestants are divided on who should grab Simon Cowell’s crown.

Paula Abdul has given the thumbs up to Bret Michaels. She says, “If he were to take that position I think he would be awesome at it because you’ve got to have a passion and love for music. It takes somebody how really, really understands young people to try to make the magic happen in those 30 seconds. Bret Michaels would fir the mold perfectly.” Paula Abdul told US Magazine. 

Bret Michaels has Casey James vote as well. At the time of the finale, Michaels was advised by his doctors to stay home. Still, James wasn’t worried that Michaels wouldn’t get through the performance. “The time that I spent hanging out and the time that we were playing together, I knew that he’d be fine for the music,” Casey tells us. “Anything else,  it would’ve been up for grabs, but I know that guy … anything could happen on that stage and he’d finish the song.”

While Aaron is backing Harry Connick Jr. for judge Simon Cowell’s replacement because of his helpful constructive criticism, Michaels is Casey’s pick because “he’s got a great personality, he knows music, he knows the business, he’s been in TV.”

Bret Michaels has Astrochicks vote as well. A sensitive Pisces guy, he’s a perfect combination of sensitivity, creativity and humor. Plus, he’s pretty cute to look at. In fact, I think it would be awesome if they added BOTH Sean “Diddy” Combs and Bret Michaels as new judges for the show. Diddy even said he would take 5% less than Simon Cowell, wow what a deal. It’s time for a change and American Idol should cut another judge. Randy’s cool but that “hey dog” stuff is getting old. Time to retire Randy and step aside.

American Idol is expected to make an announcement this September. Stay tuned.

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Jacy Nova

Jacy Nova is the resident Astrologer and Managing Editor for Born under the zodiac sign of Virgo, she has a Libra Rising and Libra Moon.