Latest Simon Cowell Replacement: Chris Isaak

American-idolThe list of those who will be joining the judges’ panel is growing. The latest name to be added for consideration is singer and actor Chris Isaak.

Isaak, 54, has been reported to have already met with the producers twice since Simon Cowell left the show.

He is now among those considered high on the list which includes Bret Michaels and season 9 guest mentor Harry Connick, Jr. News also hit that even Donald Trump is trying to get the coveted spot even though he is the producer and a judge in the NBC hit show The Apprentice.

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter is indicating that Michaels is already out of the running after the singer talked with the show’s producers.

Fox channel is adamant on having a new judge named before the second round of auditions kick in sometime in September. Early auditions are already underway with New Orleans, Louisiana as next stop on July 26.