But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Despite the constant rumors that the singer has been circling one of the empty judging chairs, Fergie Ferg says they are absolutely not true.
"I have no idea how this keeps coming back, it's crazy! I know that my managers and agents have been in touch with the X Factor both last season and this season, but both times it's not the right time.
I can't commit all the energy that these contestants deserve. This is their career, and right now, I've got different plants in my garden that are going on, and that's a really big tree that would take a lot of nurturing and energy. It's just not the right time right now."
Maybe it's not the right time for Fergie, but it's possibly the right time for Britney Spears, which sounds just as good to us!
And hey, you never know, Fergalicious might change her mind for next year!
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