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Amid The X Factor host Steve Jones and judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger all getting cashiered, one person remains safe: L.A. Reid.

Why The X Factor bloodbath is good news

The Epic Records exec has signed a deal to return for the show's second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.American Idol's Randy Jackson: Mariah Carey would be an "amazing" X Factor judgeHe signed the contract on Friday, just four days after news broke that Simon Cowell had given the ax to more than half of the show's cast.Meantime, speculation continues to swirl about who might replace the female judges. Among them: Beyoncé and Mariah Carey.Are you happy to hear Reid will be back for Season 2?