From the day The X Factor let go of their two judges, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, rumors and stories have been running rampant as to who will be the new judges in the next season. Simon Cowell revealed that Paula and Nicole would be replaced by two women, so quickly names began being thrown around… Mariah Carey? Britney Spears? Janet Jackson? 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. Today we learn that Janet was offered the position but she turned it down. Do you think one of the other ladies will get it, or will it be a new name thrown into the works?
A few weeks ago when Janet was on the Anderson Cooper show she set the rumors on fire when she became shy and coy when questioned about it. Janet has now come out and said that she was “very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn’t be possible.” So it seems, Janet may not have been actually offered the position as judge, but found out that the producers were considering her for the role… The rumors that were sparked from Anderson Cooper’s interview were very believable, but Janet’s team said yesterday that, “there have been absolutely no meetings between Janet and anyone with regard to X-Factor” so it seems it was all just rumors, and some great tactical acting from Janet.
The story that went around after Janet though was that it was our dear, Britney Spears, who will be joining as the new judge. Apparently, Brit has shown interest in the X Factor gig and reached out to producers, but it is all just rumors at this stage. There was also Fergie Ferg’s name thrown around so it’s anyone’s guess at this stage. It seems as though Janet is out of the ring though. I wasn’t sure that she was right for the role, but now that all this dialogue has started about who will be new judges I wanna know who it is… don’t you?