One of America’s favorite pop princess’ Britney Spears is likely to become the new judge on The US version of X Factor. After Simon Cowell pulled a surprise firing of Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul shortly after the first season, there have been rumors as to who would be filling in those big shoes for season two!
Rihanna, Katy Perry and Mariah Carey were all said to be in talks, but new reports are out and it looks to be official with the one and only Britney!
The singer will become the highest-paid judge in reality TV, according to E Online, earning $15m a year, $3m more than American Idol’s Jennifer Lopez. “[Money] was the big sticking point and now, thankfully, it’s been sorted,” a source told E. “All they need to do now is work out the smaller points.”
However, it isn’t 100 percent official. There are some obstacles that could halt Britney’s chances. After suffering a breakdown in 2008, the singer lost custody of her children as well as her own legal rights. The 30-year-old is now overseen by her father, Jamie Spears, and soon her fiance’ Jason Trawick. Both need to approve the X Factor contract before she can join the show.
Are you a fan of seeing Britney each week on TV? Do you think she’s fit to be the new judge? Share your thoughts in the comments below!