Oh no!! This is just so heartbreaking!!
Turns out Whitney Houston was in talks to become an X Factor judge!!
Show ringleader Simon Cowell explains:
The rumors that had got back to us and that's often what happens when people want to be on these shows, somebody tells someone to get the word out, it's normally a sign that they are interested.
We were ironically going to meet on Monday and of course, one of the names we were going to be talking about in that meeting as a possible mentor on the new series of X Factor was going to be Whitney Houston.
Given the choice, I would have liked to have taken her under my wing as well, because she would have been the ultimate, ultimate mentor to any contestant coming on the show.
I am absolutely devastated by this news. I am so sad for her. She was undoubtedly one of the greatest superstars of all time. One of the greatest voices in our time we're likely ever to hear.
Yes she would have!! OMG how tragic!!!
Inside sources from the show even confirmed she had reached out to producers with her interest in the job.
We would have LOVED to see Whitney on that show!!! And U know how much we LOVE X Factor!!!
Sigh. Such a shame!!
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