But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Well, not yet, anyway…
After rumors were swirling that producers weren't too happy with the Louisiana pop tart's performance during the second season, reports were coming out that they were having buyer's remorse… in the tune of $15 million.
In fact, some were even saying that she was pretty much already fired from the show as XF looked for new talent.
BUT, the good news is that we hear that no one's been fired (yet) and in fact, "no one has even discussed next year's judging panel."
Even Simon Cowell has confirmed that he hasn't discussed the future with BritBrit yet, saying:
"I don't know yet, to be honest with you. I haven't had the conversation with her whether she'd want to, what other commitments she's got."
Well, the only "other" commitment we'd accept from Mz. Spears is if she was saying she was leaving the show to record her 8th studio album! Otherwise, we're keeping our fingers crossed that our sweet li'l southern pie will remain a judge on the show for as long as we want her to!
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