Janet Jackson

Is Janet Jackson heading to The X Factor?

The singer is interested and is in preliminary talks to be a judge on Season 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jackson added fuel to the fire when she awkwardly answered Anderson Cooper's question about the subject on his talk show Thursday.

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"Oh my God," she said with a laugh. "No, I'm not a judge on The X Factor."

"You're not currently a judge on The X Factor," Cooper countered.

"No, I am not," Jackson said. "But that's all I really think I should say."

News of Jackson's possible hiring comes a week after Simon Cowell revealed he was considering Whitney Houston before the singer died Saturday. Cowell is taking meetings this week with candidates to fill the seats vacated by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, who were fired two weeks ago, along with host Steve Jones.

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Cowell has already dismissed reports that Beyoncé, Elton John and Mariah Carey are on his wish list, but he has not mentioned Jackson. He did, however, say that Katy Perry would be "fun" and "feisty." According to THR, he is also eyeing Pink for her no-nonsense sass.

Do you think Jackson would make a good judge?