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Simon Cowell has to make aÂ decision…who will be the judges on his new show, X FactorÂ debutingÂ on Fox this fall. So who is on Simon’s short list of possible judges… George Michael, former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, Mariah Carey and Paula Abdul.
According to Access,
â€œHave you talked to her?â€ Laura asked, referring to the very pregnant Mariah Carey.
â€œYeah, Iâ€™ve spoken to her. I mean literally, weâ€™ve spoken to lots of people. Iâ€™ve spoken to Paulaâ€¦ ” Simon told Laura.
â€œAre they calling you or are you calling them?â€ Laura asked.
â€œBoth. And then new people come alongâ€¦ [Two days ago], we met somebody who Iâ€™ve never met before in my life, who I just loved. And thatâ€™s why itâ€™s good to kind of delay the process. Itâ€™s not about necessarily the TV show per se, itâ€™s people. You genuinely gotta trust that theyâ€™re gonna be able to do the job youâ€™re paying them to do. And like I said, a hit-maker who worked in America and has had experience, I think is crucial to this panel as well.â€
Simon admitted that Paula is actually on a narrowed down list of stars, and he is seriously considering reuniting with his former â€œAmerican Idolâ€ judge table buddy.
â€œWeâ€™ve taken it down to a smaller group of people and sheâ€™s in that panel,â€ Simon said. â€œBut, you know, itâ€™s more than me who makes the decision.â€
I would love toÂ MariahÂ Carey be a judge…who would you want to be a judge on X Factor?
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