Alanis Morissette is in talks to join the judging panel of American Idol.
The ’90s charttopper, now 38, is said to be “excited” at the prospect of joining the show, especially because it would help boost sales of her forthcoming album — Havoc and Bright Lights — scheduled for release later this month.
A source told Radar Online:
“Alanis is really excited about the prospect of being on the show. She has a new album coming out and the publicity would be great. She kind of disappeared for a while to get married and have a baby, but now she’s ready to get her career back on track.”
Producers see Alanis as a perfect replacement for departed judge Steven Tyler, who quit the aging talent contest along with Jennifer Lopez last month. Just last month, powerhouse songbird Mariah Carey was revealed as a new panelist.
“They have Mariah Carey for the diva figure on the show and Alanis would be the honest judge who could really teach the contestants important lessons about the music business. Nothing is signed yet, but they’re negotiating and near closing a deal.”
If Alanis gets the nod to sit alongside Mariah and veteran judge Randy Jackson, Nick Jonas could be in for a disappointment. The boy bander recently confirmed that he is in talks for a role on the show.
Morissette has 20-month-old son Ever with husband Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway.