Could Bret Michaels Be Simon's Replacement?

Now that Simon Cowell has left the building, there is still much speculation on who will replace him as the new "American Idol" judge -- with rocker Bret Michaels possibly throwing his bandana into the ring.

"Actually, he'd be good," Cowell confessed to "Extra's" Terri Seymour. "He's funny. He's got experience. He'd be a good choice -- and you saw the audience reaction to him. They love him."

"That's what I'm saying!," Michaels laughed backstage with "Extra" after his great "Idol" perfomance. "Let's just say that I was to slip into Simon's chair. I'm sorry he has to go but sometimes things happen. Provided my health holds up, I think I'm taking that chair next year!"

Watch Michaels performance with Casey James.

As to others rumored to be in contention, Cowell is certain it won't be Madonna or Elton John. "Look, Elton and Madonna are not going to do this job. Because they won't give up the time. It just won't happen."