Rumor has it that deposed comedy king Conan O'Brien might be throwing his hat in for Simon Cowell’s old job with "American Idol."

Idol producers are frantically searching for a high-profile replacement for the bitchy Brit.

"Idol bosses think he’d be a huge draw now after all that Leno fuss," a source tells us.

Simon's signed a deal to leave FOX to leave "American Idol" in 2011.

Other names in the ring include Elton John, Jamie Foxx, Piers Morgan and Tommy Mottola.