Janet Jackson Declines The X Factor USA Judging Position

Janet Jackson Declines The X Factor USA Judging Position

In mid-February, there was speculation that Janet Jackson was set to join the judge’s table on Simon Cowell’s show, The X Factor USA. It didn’t help matters any that she appeared on Anderson Cooper’s show, where she appeared to be tap dancing around the topic of the show.

From our previous report:

Janet talked to Anderson Cooper on Thursday, but was said to have tiptoed around the possibility of joining the show. She said, “Oh my God. No I’m not a judge on The X Factor.”

Anderson replied, “You’re not currently a judge on The X Factor.”

She said in response, “No, I am not. But that’s all I really think I should say.”

Also said to be on the short list for consideration on the show are Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears. Now, Janet has officially taken her name off of the table for the show.

In a new interview, she revealed that she’s “very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn’t be possible.”

She said that she has already made commitments to her tour, along with Lionsgate and is not able to accept a television job at this time.

Who do you want to see sitting at the judge’s table on the show for season two? Sound off in the comments and let us know your thoughts!

Janet Jackson Declines The X Factor USA Judging Position was last modified: March 2nd, 2012 by Megan Lindsey
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  • Seasonabletravels

    I’m sure that’s why Janet was saying she couldn’t say anything because you don’t want to say anything until you speak to Simon directly and since it was a rumor, she can’t very well turn it down until the offer is made.