Former American Idol star Clay Aiken has added his name to the list of possible replacements for departed judge Simon Cowell.
Elton John, Harry Connick, Jr. and another former Idol, Adam Lambert, have emerged as the fan favourites to take over from Cowell, but Aiken thinks he's the man for the job.
He tells, "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."