Major Hint From Steven Tyler: Is He a New 'Idol' Judge?

Getting chatty in Vegas, the Aerosmith frontman sounded mighty confident, despite no confirmation from Fox

American Idol fans continue waiting anxiously to learn not only the fate of Kara DioGuardi (the judge who replaced Paula Abdul was rumored to be getting the boot soon after Ellen DeGeneres resigned), but also, who exactly will the new judges be? One star certainly believes he's got a spot on the panel: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, who did a little bragging in Vegas about joining the show. Could it be true?

Following his band's Saturday concert in Las Vegas, People quotes Tyler saying, on the way to an afterparty, that his upcoming plans include "recording an album and (I’m) probably going to be judge on American Idol." The rocker added, “I’m doing it. What do you think? I’m doing it."

Ever since everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Simon Cowell, decided to leave AI for a new talent show called X Factor, there's been endless buzz about who would be the "next Simon" (including speculation about Howard Stern, Bret Michaels, Chris Isaak and Harry Connick, Jr. -- but all those talks have seemingly led nowhere).

While there may be no official word from Fox yet, many sources have confirmed to various media outlets that Jennifer Lopez is all but signed  as a new judge. Now fans wonder: Are Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, and Sir Elton John in the running anymore? Or is Tyler a sure thing?

One person closely attached to Idol definitely likes the idea of the Aerosmith legend joining the cast. Season 1 champ Kelly Clarkson tweeted: "Just heard Steven Tyler might be a new judge on Idol this year ....I'm thinking of auditioning again just so I can see him every week :)" Bringing Kelly Clarkson back to the show? Now that's a great idea!

Do you think Steven Tyler will be a new judge on American Idol? Chime in below!

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