Is Simon Cowell courting Whitney Houston for The X Factor?
The diva has been approached to join the Season 2 judging panel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Neither Houston nor Cowell have commented on the report, while Fox declined to comment.
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Houston could take one of the places vacated by Nicole Scherzinger
and Paula Abdul
, who were fired last week along with host Steve Jones
. Cowell and L.A. Reid
will return for the second season.
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Cowell has already shot down reports that Beyoncé
, Elton John
and Mariah Carey
are on the short list of candidates, but he has not mentioned Houston, who performed on the U.K. version of X Factor
in 2009. He did, however, say that Katy Perry
would be "fun" and "feisty."
Houston can next be seen opposite Jordin Sparks
, which hits theaters in August.
Would you like to see Houston on the panel? Would she make a good judge?