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Alanis Morissette Interested in Joining 'American Idol' as Judge

'I live to mentor, so my heart is much more open to the idea of that than even 10 years ago'

August 23, 2012 10:15 AM ET
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
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Alanis Morissette is a contender to join the judges' table on American Idol, CNN reports. Although she declined to discuss details at her Hollywood Rockwalk induction ceremony this week, Morissette said she's intrigued by the possibility of being a judge.

"I live to mentor, so my heart is much more open to the idea of that than even 10 years ago when I, perhaps, wasn't in a position to be able to offer much advice, solicited or otherwise," Morissette said. "[B]ut I love watching people and just getting really curious about what they want and what they need and what their goals are, and then I can support them. I would do it formally, for sure." 

If she lands in a judge's chair, Morissette would sit alongside Mariah Carey and maybe Nicki Minaj, who is said to be "100 percent confirmed" with regard to joining the panel this year, following the departures of departures of Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler

There's also been talk that original judge Randy Jackson will move to a "mentoring" role, leaving one more spot open. Rumors continue to swirl about who might take that spot, with name's like Nick Jonas and Kanye West getting thrown into the ring.

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