After much widespread rumor and speculation about who would be taking the open judging seats on the second season of “The X Factor”, we’ve learned that pop star Britney Spears has officially signed on. Congratulations to her! Reportedly, she was first offered $10 million, to which she counter-offered $20 million. According to the latest Hollywood gossip, she has agreed to do the show for a cool $16 million. Nothing like a little bit of compromise, hmm?
After “E! News” broke the news that Britney will be joining Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid at the judge’s table, “Us Weekly” confirmed the reports. A source revealed, “There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she’s on. It’s all completed and Britney is beyond excited.”
A show insider said, “She can’t wait to sit down next to Simon at the judges’ table and give this everything she’s got. She is excited about showing the world that she can do this, and do this well.”
We think this is a great fit for Britney. We can’t wait to hear the banter between Britney, Simon and L.A. Do you think she’s a good fit for the judging position? She will also be mentoring her category, so that should prove to be interesting. Who do you want to see sitting in the only vacant spot left at the judges’ table?