Could Miley, Demi or Avril become an 'X Factor' judge?
May 2nd, 2012
11:37 AM ET

Could Miley, Demi or Avril become an 'X Factor' judge?

We know that Simon Cowell is looking for a few good women to join his "X Factor" judges' table, and there's a fresh batch of rumored names being added to the mix.

According to reports, the reality show king is said to be eyeing Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani and Demi Lovato for one of the open judging positions, in addition to also reportedly trying to seal a deal with Britney Spears.

E! reports that Cyrus is among the stars in consideration to join Cowell and L.A. Reid on the star-studded panel, but a source tells the site that she hasn’t received an official offer.

But she may have some competition for it: the Hollywood Reporter suggests Lovato is already in final negotiations to star on the show.

Spears, meanwhile, is thought by some to be a shoo-in for the third seat with a reported $15 million offer - although an official announcement has not yet been made.

Spears is the last holdover from the earlier round of names that the media batted about as potential "X Factor" judges, following the dismissal of season 1 personalities Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

Cowell's got a little time to see who wins the battle of the divas though: the second season of the talent competition is not expected to kick off until September.

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  1. Angela


    June 25, 2012 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. just sayn

    How about some experince for judges, Diana Ross, Gloria Estaban, Della Reese, etc, Put some real names of people with knowledge of the industry and are legend singers in there... Not some 20 somethings as judges... If you want any crediblity to the show... GEEZ....

    May 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MillieBea


    May 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Skeptic

    do we really need this? I didn't think so.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tinyspeck

    Although I'm no fan of Miley, she probably has had more entertainment experience crammed into her short life than the ohers, maybe all of them combined.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dave

    Why? Isn't the show boring enough already?

    May 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. erich2112x

    Get that English, European, imported, overproduced garbage out of here. Even the live audience seems controlled. That's why we fought the revolutionary war in the first place, was to get rid of those guys.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • phearis

      And exactly what has the US come up with that's any better? ....... Think hard but don't hurt yourself.

      May 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Feeniegal

    I can't understand why Simon or/and the powers that be feel other so-called singers can judge other so-called singers. But I guess not many would watch if all the judges were really producers, studio execs types. Put Dr Dre on there.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shanyun

    I also agree that Miley, Demi & Avril are too young & experienced to be able to be very effective judges. I personally would like to see Gwen Stefani and/or Pink as a judge (or judges). I'm also not sure if Britney would be able to stand the pressure either....

    May 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tct

    Miley, Demi, and Avril could not handle the pressure of being on this show. Get Gwen. She's mature enough to handle "cutting someone" from the show. The others are not.

    May 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Miley man

    I would watch Miley with her man voice and her bong...could be good entertainment?

    May 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. love Avril

    I would totally watch this show if they put Avril Lavigne on the show

    May 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Skeptic

    all these singing shows are a bit much. just like all those "Judge ______" shows that came out. we have reached saturation level and we're about to puke. STOP IT PLEASE!

    May 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bookenz

    Miley? Seriously?

    May 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. alcourts

    May 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  16. tom

    OMG.....I sure hope not. The show was borderline unwatchable before....any of the above mentioned 3 will have that show off my TIVO record list faster than a NY minute. Love Gwen Stanfani though....she's got talent, class and smarts...unlike the other 3 morons.

    May 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  17. T

    Both are to young......come on now get some one that been around the tea cup and have not reach the handle not someone that only been around the block......

    May 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  18. LiLa

    X Factor and The Voice are too new to have developed a "star" but American Idol has certainly had their share including a few superstars, i.e. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson as well as up and comers, Adam Lambert and Katherine McPhee, while many other former Idols are making their careers in the music industry. I'd say they can and do produce successes.

    May 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. suzibee

    Have any of you actually heard Melanie Amaro sing, who won X Factor the first season???
    If you had you would know she will be huge....what an amazing voice!
    She is working right now with some great people on her first CD – not sure when it will be out, BUT,
    there's always You Tube if you're not familiar!
    You wont be sorry!!! Trust me....... unbelievable ....

    May 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  20. skinsrock

    Gwen Stefani would be good.

    May 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  21. It's Over

    Come on people – these shows are well past their expiration date. Does anyone even come remotely close to success after winning on of these anymore?

    May 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get a room (@ It's Over)

      I don't think they care about the people who win, as long as it generates buzz and ratings. That's probably why you don't hear much of the artists that win years (or sometimes months) later.

      May 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  22. whocares

    The X-Factor is more about the judges and their egos than the talent so it really doesn't matter who they are

    May 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Say what?

    The only one on that list remotely qualified to be a judge would be Gwen Stefani. None of the others can sing!

    May 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |

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