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If Simon Cowell’s upcoming departure from “American Idol” isn’t enough to leave some fans feeling uncertain about the show’s future, the idea of La Toya Jackson acting as his replacement might clench it.

According to gossip Web site TMZ, the singer believes she’d be a perfect fit for “Idol.” Jackson recently spoke to producer Nigel Lythgoe about possibly being a guest judge before Cowell revealed that this would be his last season on the televised talent show. Now she hopes to have a shot at a permanent spot.

“I would LOVE to be a judge on ‘American Idol,’ ” the Jackson sibling announced to TMZ. “I would love to have a chance for the public get to know the real me. I would be thrilled.”

No word on just what viewers might learn about “the real” Jackson that they haven’t already gleaned from her two Playboy pictorials, Playboy video and numerous tell-all interviews, but it could be interesting.