Wow! We could get behind this!
While Former Island Def Jam Music Group chairman L.A. Reid is the only confirmed judge so far for the upcoming US edition of Simon Cowell's X Factor, sources close to production have revealed that none other than Miz Nicki Minaj herself is in negotiations to join the panel!
The insider explains:
"Simon thinks Nicki is fantastic. She's sassy, she looks great and she has bags of personality. Nicki has a large following and she fits well with the ethos of the show, which plans to usher in a new generation of musical talent. 'X Factor' is aiming for a younger audience. Those aged 12 and over can audition, and [the English version has] launched successful artists from other genres of music than pop. This isn't a done deal yet, but Nicki would be great for the show. She fits the ideal that 'X Factor' will be exciting, vibrant and different. And the show would also be great for her career."
Definitely! Our only concern is that she is still a relatively new artist…but we think with the success of her debut album, Pink Friday, and her amazing personality, she should have NO problem fitting right in!
But who knows? We're still hearing that Nicole Scherzinger, Chezza, and Tommy Mottola are still in the running - not to mention Little J and Enrique as potential hosts - so we doubt we'll have anything else confirmed until the official announcement is made!
And let's hope that it's SOON! We're tired of being left in the dark!
What do U think?? Who should comprise the judges panel on the US X Factor??
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