Stars Who Are Rumored to Be Joining 'The X Factor'

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Simon Cowell is in search of new judges for Season 2 of "The X Factor," and rumors about who he will choose have been coming thick and fast. Almost every singer you can think of has had their name linked to the show, but Cowell won't settle for just anyone. Here are a few of the famous faces who have been heavily rumored to become a mentor on "The X Factor."

Britney Spears

Britney Spears is the latest name to be connected to the talent show. Reports say that she is keen to be on the judging panel, and it is one of the most exciting speculations so far. Spears has had enormous success throughout her career, and with Nicole Scherzinger gone, she would be an ideal person to bring some glamor to the show.

Janet Jackson

Who better to mentor singing hopefuls than a member of the Jackson family? Janet Jackson is one of the most hotly tipped to sit alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid since she made a cryptic comment while being interviewed by Anderson Cooper. She said she is not currently a judge on the show, and that she shouldn't really say any more. Sounds like she is definitely ahead of the other contenders!

Mariah Carey

When "The X Factor" first began, Mariah Carey's name was immediately mentioned, and it was thought that she would be a big part of the show. For various reasons, it didn't work out, so when judging positions became available for Season 2, Carey's name was brought up again. Simon Cowell has admitted he would love to work with her on the show, but as she is a new mom, it's unlikely that she will be able to commit to the grueling schedule.

Katy Perry

Newly single Katy Perry is in definite need of a way to distract herself from her heartbreak. Music mogul Cowell has expressed an interest in getting her on board as a mentor because she is fun and feisty! Perry would certainly be entertaining to watch, and it would also give viewers a chance to get to know the lady behind the crazy pop songs!

All of these stars have the potential to be a judge on "The X Factor," if not during Season 2, maybe at another time. For the upcoming season, Katy Perry and Britney Spears would be excellent additions to keep the show fresh, and give the younger viewers someone to relate to.

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