Ever since the producers of The X Factor in the US cleaned house by firing the show’s host, Steve Jones, and two of its judges, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, speculation has been running rampant as to who might be hired as their replacements. Earlier this month, we learned that Simon Cowell was considering hiring Whitney Houston as a judge on The X Factor before she tragically passed away on the 11th. It has also been rumored that Cowell is going after Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and/or Fergie Ferg to join the show. Today we are hearing a new name … Britney Spears. Apparently, word on the street is that our dear Britney is interested in the X Factor gig and has reached out to producers.
Brit marks the spot! Britney Spears wants to join the judges’ panel on X Factor, a source close to the pop star, 30, tells Us Weekly. With a keen interest in joining Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid at the judges’ table for the FOX smash, the recently engaged “Till the World Ends” singer has reached out; a show rep didn’t return calls to Us. The show recently fired judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger plus host Steve Jones. Another pop icon now in talks to be a judge? Janet Jackson, multiple sources confirmed to Us last week. In addition, Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie is also in the running for the show, the source added on Wednesday.
HMMM. I have to say, as much as I would LOVE to see Britney on a show like The X Factor, I just don’t see it happening. While it’s entirely possible that there is some moniker of truth to this report, I just cannot imagine this sort of thing working out. That said, IF Britney were to appear on The X Factor as a judge, you better believe that I would deffo be tuning in each and every week. A gig like this would change her persona significantly and would help turn her into another kind of star. Judging gigs like this can not only resuscitate careers (like it did for Paula Abdul on American Idol) but it can also further expand an already successful star’s career into new areas. For me, it is just too exciting to think of Britney getting a judging gig like this so I just cannot believe it. Still, this rumor is just too fun not to share. What do y’all think? Does this rumor seem to have any teeth to you? Do YOU think Britney Spears would make a great jude for The X Factor?