Former Mouseketeer Christina Aguilera has been a huge hit as a judge on The Voice… so it makes sense that Britney Spears would reach out to Simon Cowell and express interest in joining The X Factor. Supposedly Whitney expressed interest to join the show, and Janet Jackson and Fergie are supposedly in talks as well.
How exactly does X Factor pick their judges? Simon Cowell weighed induring a recent press event:
“There’s a load of speculation, some true, some not true,” Simon explained of the judging rumors. “It’s true to say that there a lot of more people have entered the frame this year. We were waiting to see who was going to contact us before we actually contacted people. We’re in that place right now, which is a good place to be in. We will meet a number of people over the next few weeks, mainly to explain to them that this is a big commitment when you do a show like this because of the mentoring aspect. I can’t confirm or deny any of these rumors at the moment.”
As for the possibility of Spears being in contention for the gig, Cowell said, “Are we flattered that there could be interest? Yes.” However, don’t expect Cowell to comment any further as he said, “While you’ve got The Voice and Idol competing with each other, I’ve learned one lesson: Keep your mouth shut. Don’t give it all away.”
The gig really does seem perfect for Britney though. As long as there’s room in her schedule to come back on Glee, we’d love to see her on X Factor too!
Would you want to see Britney Spears as a judge on X Factor? What about Fergie and Janet Jackson… or is there someone else you’d like to see?