After Simon Cowell fired Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger from the X-Factor last year, everyone was wondering who would fill their judge’s chair. Cowell fired Abdul and Scherzinger after the ratings were poor for the first season of the show he brought over from the; and immediately after the firing he began getting questions about who he was considering. Britney Spears was always one of those names, and now it’s been confirmed she will be one of the judges.
“All I can say is I would love to have her on the show,” Cowell told TMZ in April, when neither confirming nor denying the Britney rumors. “I think it would be cool. I think she would be a fascinating person to sit next to.”
Cowell announced the news via the world’s biggest press release website, Twitter. Tweeting a picture of himself with “L.A.” Reid, a record producer, and Spears and Demi Lovato, Simon said, “Can’t believe it’s finally happening. Very exciting!”
Demi Lovato has also been confirmed to fill the other chair on the judges’ panel. Lovato is best known for her role in the Disney show Sonny with a Chance but has decided to focus on her music after spending a brief period in a rehab facility.
At the launch of the show yesterday, both of Britney’s sexy mini-dresses were the big news, along with her chewed fingernails. Her nails made so much news in fact, that some were actually concerned that it may show she’s still not in a good mental state to be part of something so huge just yet.
When asked if he was worried about it though, Simon Cowell casually replied, “Not at all.”