Britney Spears might be the next judge on The X Factor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The $10 Million deal is in negotiation and could be signed as early as next week. If she agrees, Spears will be replacing former judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.
Although initial rumors made it seem like the 30-year-old pop star was interested in joining the show, it was the creator Simon Cowell who approached the start first. According to the article, Spears would be a great addition to the show, adding legitimacy as a major recording artist as well as a level of unpredictability. According to the article, last year’s show lacked unpredictability and drama.
While Cowell could not confirm anything about the deal, he did say in a conference call with reporters last month that the show will have many new announcements. However, the Hollywood Reporter said that the new judge will likely be someone located in Los Angles who is in the music business and also a parent who wants to spend more time with his or her children. Janet Jackson was also on the list of potential judges, however she had to back down due to schedule conflicts with her tour.