There have been a lot of rumors surrounding who will be taking the vacated judging jobs on Simon Cowell’s singing competition, The X Factor USA. Since Simon fired Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, we’ve heard reports that everyone from Britney Spears and Katy Perry to late songstress Whitney Houston as being considered for the open spots.
Britney is reportedly still in negotiations to take the job, after denying a $10 million offer and trying to up the ante on Simon to $20 million.
Now, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie is looking to toss her name into the hat. She has “her sights on becoming a judge” on the show, which already counts Simon and L.A. Reid as judges.
A source said, “It’s in the early stages, but Fergie’s the one who approached the producers about joining the panel.”
Simon said that he was looking for a judge who “wants to be on the show and isn’t doing it just for a paycheck.”
Do you think Fergie would be a good fit for the show? Or is Simon releasing names of celebrities systematically to see how the American public will react to each one? Who do you want to see judging the show?