The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star reportedly impressed FOX execs in her screen test, and producer/judge Simon Cowell also likes how she holds draws an audience.
Kardashian is the frontrunner on the list of possible female hosts, according to TMZ.com. The new season will start next month in a live show, so producers have little time to fill the spot.
A source told TMZ.com that there's an 85 percent chance she'll get the job. In an effort to draw younger viewers, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger have been replaced by young, popular stars Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.