This might actually make me consider watching The X Factor! Deadline is reporting that Britney Spears is closer than ever to joining the X Factor on the judges panel. I thought they weren’t considering her anymore? I’ve been personally hopeful for anything that resembles a Britney Spears comeback so I’m excited about this news.
I hear that Britney Spears is close to a deal to join Simon Cowell on the judging panel of The X Factor in Season 2. Spears had been in talks for the gig for over a month, but I hear that the two sides are now headed for the final stretch after a big breakthrough over the weekend when major deal points were agreed upon. As we previously reported, following an initial discussion, the pop star received a $10 million offer to join the second season of Fox’s singing competition. I hear that her actual salary will end up being more than that, probably closer to $15 million and possibly exceeding the $12 million Jennifer Lopez received on American Idol last season. Cowell and Fox had focused on getting Spears on board before moving to filling the other vacant judge chair on the show. The recruitment of Spears would bring the star power Cowell & Co. had been looking for after their decision to replace first-season X Factor judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.
I kind of still wish Paula was on the panel. Nicole was terrible though. Britney has a come a long way since beating people with umbrellas and performing in cheap lingerie on MTV. Would you like to see Britney join the show? If not, who would you prefer?