After Simon Cowell cleared house of just about everyone that was involved with X Factor, it’s time to start looking at who will take their place. There are 3 spots available on the judging panel, and they are going to have to get in a new host after Steve Jones was also given his marching orders. Rumours that Steve would work with Simon Cowell on “the moon” suggest that he is trying to keep a relationship there, and who could blame him. You don’t want to get on the wrong side of Mr Cowell.
The most likely candidate for taking up one of the judging chairs is none other than Janet Jackson. She was interviewed recently and only added fuel to the fire by not denying that she was in talks about being on the show.
There are other names being linked to the X Factor judging panel and some of them are fairly out there. Everyone knows that Beyonce has just had a baby but would that mean she would want to slow down and say…..judge a talent show? Well rumours of her being offered one hundred million dollars might be enough to get her involved. This rumour has been quashed by Simon Cowell claiming that it is “nonsense”.
Another diva to have her name linked to the show is Mariah Carey but once again Mr Cowell has rubbished reports claiming that she will not be on the list. Other rumoured targets that haven’t been completely written off include Madonna and Katy Perry.
When looking to who is going to replace Steve Jones, the main name bouncing around is Ryan Seacrest. Well known for working with American Idol, he has the experience to be able to carry the show. Again, there are more names getting thrown about but most of them have also been linked to the judging panel. Mariah Carey, Perez Hilton, and Katy Perry have all been linked. Even Cheryl Cole has been mentioned in making a return to the X Factor set-up.
It appears that once again the judges are getting more attention than the contestants. Sometimes it appears that the judging panel are there merely to have their egos massaged. Who ever gets the position will have to ensure that they put on the best show they can. It’s obvious that Simon Cowell has no problem letting people go.
Who would you like to see as a the new X Factor USA judges? Do you think that Simon Cowell took the correct action in clearing house? Let us know in the comments.