Looks like one of the vacant judge’s seats is about to be filled. According to recent reports from Deadline.com and The Hollywood Reporter, Simon Cowell is currently in talks with pop star [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Britney Spears[/lastfm] to join the second season of his singing competition show, The X Factor.
According to sources, Spears is in negotiations of a $10 million contract to join the X Factor as one of the new judges to replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.
Many names have been rumored in the search for new judges including Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, and even Whitney Houston before her tragic death. But it looks like at least one of the seats will be filled by Spears.
Cowell says he’s fascinated by Spears and what she has to bring to the show. A formal announcement is expected to come out by next week.