Bret Michaels: Voted by American Idol fans to replace ex-judge Simon Cowell
68 percent of TVGuide voters say Bret Michaels should replace Simon Cowell as the new judge of the reality singing competition, after the 47-year-old performer's surprise appearance on American Idol.
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Bret Michaels, who performed a duet with Idol finalist Casey James on Wednesday's finale, three days after winning Celebrity Apprentice, told the crowd at his Biloxi, Miss., show Friday that he was in the running to replace Cowell.
The Poison front man's concert was his first since he suffered a brain hemorrhage and a warning stroke during the past month.