Next season of The X Factor could be all about girl power.
Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato have confirmed that they will return to the judges table for next season, but Simon's wish list to replace Britney Spears and L.A. Reid is reportedly all female. It looks like American Idol isn't the only music show looking to do a major shake-up in the battle for ratings!
Cowell has reportedly instructed his underlings for the show not to worry about getting major recording artists, but rather to focus on chemistry between the judges. With that said, he still has some fairly strong names on his list for next season.
Faith Hill and Kelly Rowland are reportedly Simon's top two picks, but he's also seriously considering Jennifer Love Hewitt, Hilary Duff and Latina singer Paulina Rubio. Kelly would definitely have some experience in the role, having previously spent time as a judge on the UK version of the show. Paulina is also currently a judge on a Spanish version of The Voice that features only kids.
As for Demi, she said that she's more than happy to be returning for another season.
"When you have the opportunity to be in front of America every single week several times a week, that's a very incredible opportunity," she said to Billboard. "I was on the Disney Channel forever and... I never used to get recognized by adults, and now when I'm at the airport or the grocery store, the guy behind the register will be like, 'I love you on X Factor!' It's really awesome to have expanded my fan base."
Who do you want to see as a judge next season?
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