Bret Michaels has laid out the reasons why he should be the next judge on American Idol.
But there's one person he doesn't need to convince, and she's someone who knows a lot about the gig: Paula Abdul.
"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," Abdul told Us Weekly. "It takes somebody who really, really understands young people to try to make the magic happen in those 30 seconds. [Bret] would fit the mold perfectly."
That said, Paula says no one will ever be able to truly replace Simon Cowell.
"Honestly, the word replacement to me does not apply because, as we all know, they broke the mold after Simon. I don't think he could ever be replaced," she said. "There should be no comparison."
It's true, but it's still an important question: Should Bret Michaels be the next American Idol judge?