THR is reporting that Fox has met twice with singer Chris Isaak about replacing Simon Cowell as one of the judges on American Idol. The site adds that the new judge is expected to join the audition roadshow by early September.
Isaak, in addition to penning hit songs like 1989’s “Wicked Game,” has appeared in a slew of TV series over the years, including “Eastwick,” “Cold Case,” “Smallville” and his own “Chris Isaak Show” for Showtime.
Another affable crooner, Harry Connick Jr., also has been considered.
Rocker Bret Michaels was given the once-over and even lobbied for the job last week in an HLN interview (“I would love to do it, I would really bring it to the table,” Michaels told Joy Behar). Sources say, however, that Michaels is out of the running.