Shania Twain may get the American Idol judge title. It appears Jennifer Lopez is out and that Shania is next up for the running of the judge vacancy.

FP 1653359 Twain Shania HIL 111108

More pictures of Shania after the seat hopping…

Shania did a guest spot on American Idol once, didn’t she? OK, twice.

“They’ve been after her ever since she was a mentor on the show last season,” a source told yesterday. “And they haven’t given up.”

Shania, you may remember, stepped in for the Chicago auditions last season and won the hearts of many of the “Idol” types. She also mentored the contestants in April.

Shania’s a huge fan of the show,and she had a great time as a mentor,” the source told

That’s funny – a Canadian as a judge on American Idol. Since Shania’s been around the show before, I guess producers don’t care where she came from. Do you think she’d make a great permanent judge?

Photos: Fame

share save 171 16