Clay Aiken to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol?

American Idol star Clay Aiken has admitted that he would love to replace Simon Cowell on the show next year.

The 31 year old singer, who finished second on the 2003 season, has added his name to list of possible judges (inclusing Elton John, Harry Connick Jr and Adam Lambert) saying that he could bring a lot of experience to the role.

He told Billboard, “I’ve always thought it would be a great addition to the panel to have someone who’s a former contestant and knows what it’s like to be up on that stage and be critiqued. I would not put myself out there to be as caustic as he (Cowell) is, but if they (producers) want to call me, bring it on. We can talk.”

Talking about his fifth album, Clay Aiken added: “I like songs that have incredible melodies and nice orchestrations and arrangements that are really about the voice and the melody and just being beautiful, and these songs are that. People talk about it being a big decision to change course, but I actually see it as an opportunity to kind of get back to what I’ve always wanted to do.”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!