October 24, 2010 02:00 PM by Allyson Wells
Even though Simon Cowell has left American Idol, his current show X-Factor is generating a lot of publicity.Â Paula Abdul recently teased that she might be a judge on the series this year, and now reports are surfacing that Justin Bieber might be a judge on the show.
Simon CowellÂ reported to Extra that Bieber has asked to be a judge on the American version of the series.Â “He put himself forward to judge some of the episodes.”Â Cowell also revealed that someone very famous also requested to be on the show.Â “We had a phone call from someone on the weekend, someone very well known who out of the blue wanted to be a judge on the show.Â Literally out of the blue, and it’s one of the most famous singers in the world.”
Cowell has yet to confirm the judging lineup, but many rumors about who might appear on the show have been floating around, including Dancing With The Stars Winner Nicole Scherzinger.Â He said to Deadline London, “Genuinely, nobody has been booked for the show. The only person that has been booked is me.Â With the American show, just think blank sheet of paper. Don’t make any promises, don’t make any predictions. Go in with a blank sheet of paper right now. I can feel a change in the air. While everybody’s going left, we’re going to be going right.”
The UK version of the X-FactorÂ is still widely popular, and Cowell is counting on that same successÂ with the American version.
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