The empty judging seat(s) for American Idol Season 12 are the talk of the town. Everyone from Brad Paisley to Nick Jonas are being mentioned as considerations for the spot left open by former judge Steven Tyler, and now we can add another name to that list: Alanis Morissette!

Yep, according to a new interview with Alanis on Mix 94.1 FM, she might be in talks to join the show.

When asked about whether American Idol’s ever approached her about the gig, she answered “I’m in talks with somebody right now. I can’t name any names, but I’m pretty excited at the thought of doing it more formally, yep… I still have to investigate further, and that’s all I can say.”

Unless another show is still casting its judging panel (which would be news to us), she’s gotta be referring to Idol, right?

If so, what do you think of she-rocker Alanis Morissette on American Idol? It’d certainly be a contrast to current addition Mariah Carey (though they did both hit their album peaks in 1995; Mariah with her album “Daydream” and Alanis with her “Jagged Little Pill”).  

Source: 94.1 Mix FM via MJsBigBlog