Alanis Morissette In Talks To Judge 'American Idol'

August 10, 2012 By:

Singer Alanis Morissette has hinted in an interview with Mix 94.1 FM that she was approached by someone to be a judge for season 12 of "American Idol."

"I'm in talks with somebody right now," she said. "I can't name any names, but I'm pretty excited at the thought of doing it more formally. Yep....I still have to investigate further, that's all I can say."

Alanis joins Diddy, Pharrell Williams and Nick Jonas in the stable of possible judges who are ‘talking to someone’ about the judging position. Pink said that she turned down the offer outright, as did Katy Perry, but Morissette is more comfortable with the reality show game. She’s been a mentor on "The Voice", appeared on "The X-Factor" and performed with Crystal Bowersox on season 9 of "American Idol."

As Pink said in a statement that could have come out of the when she was cool '90s era Alanis’ mouth, "I was offered 'The Voice' in Australia plus 'American Idol' and 'The X Factor.' I said no because you can't be honest.

People will hate you if you're honest. Simon Cowell is the only person who gets away with it because he's got an accent. And he's a man. People would just hate me more than they already do. I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. Besides, you can sing karaoke anywhere." Ouch, Alanis--looks like Pink just outdid you on the indie cred scale.

Alanis' hinting comes a little more than two weeks before the release of Alanis’ eighth studio album, Havoc and Bright Lights(August 28th). According to Rolling Stone, one of the songs on the album, ‘Havoc,’ is described as “a scathing takedown of America’s obsession with fame.” I-RON-IC.
I stand by my wish to see a fight to the death between all of the hopefuls—Alanis should make it much more interesting, mostly because I think she’d definitely win.