By The Associated Press
Someday in the not too distant future, radio stations will have nothing to play because all the popular artists will be busy judging TV talent shows.
But until then, Simon Cowell’s X Factor has some seats to fill. It’s the next big singing competition series at bat to have flirtations with celebrity vocalists. With American Idol having landed J. Lo and Steve Tyler, and now NBC’s upcoming The Voice tapping Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo and Adam Levine, the bar is set fairly high for Cowell’s venture, which debuts this fall.
So far there’s only one judge/coach hired — Cowell, himself. But in an interview with Access Hollywood, the Brit mentioned a slew of celebrities that he’s talked to about joining the show (none have been hired):
Paula Abdul (a Simon-Paula reunion makes total sense, though the flopping of her CBS dancing show makes us wonder how much of a draw she really is), Mariah Carey (a name that seems to be floated whenever a talent show is looking for judges), Jessica Simpson (whom some sources say isn’t a serious candidate), George Michael (interesting…) and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
What do you think? Would any of these candidates make you more/less likely to tune in next fall?