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Whitney Houston Was Being Considered As ‘X Factor’ Judge, Simon Cowell Reveals

February 12, 2012 07:00 AM by Lisa Princ

Whitney Houston unexpectedly passed away last night, at the young age of 48, from what we presume was a drug overdose. While the world waits to hear the actual cause of death, music moguls around the world are in shock and mourning over losing one of the greatest voices of all time. Among those speaking out about Whitney’s death was Simon Cowell of FOX‘s The X Factor, who admitted that he was considering Whitney Houston as a possible judge for the show’s next season. Read on for more!

Whitney Houston may have blown us away with her incredible voice, but the singer was no stranger to reality television either. Whitney appeared in the past on her ex-husband’s Bravo show, Being Bobby Brown, where the couple’s relationship woes were publicized, and she later went on to guest judge on the UK version of The X Factor. Whitney Houston also performed with her powerful voice on such shows as Dancing With The Stars

Ironically, as Simon Cowell spoke out about Whitney’s death last night, he revealed that she was being considered for one of the judging spots left open for next season. Simon Cowell spoke to Piers Morgan, and he told Piers that he had planned a meeting on Monday to chat about judges, with Whitney Houston being one of the names that he was interested in. Simon added: “Given the choice, I would have liked to have taken her under my wing as well, because she would have been the ultimate, ultimate mentor to any contestant coming on the show.”

Simon Cowell was onto something as anyone who has listened to Whitney Houston knows that her powerful voice was a force to be reckoned with, and she certainly would have been a huge asset to the show. Simon went on to say that he was crushed by the news of Whitney Houston’s death, and added: “You’re going to remember where you were when you heard the news. It’s that significant…I am absolutely devastated by this news. I am so sad for her. She was undoubtedly one of the greatest superstars of all time, one of the greatest voices in our life time we’re likely ever to hear.”

Whitney Houston was always the benchmark of what aspiring singers strive to be, especially in the world of singing competitions – her songs are always there, and when someone wants to go big, they would go with Whitney Houston. Whitney Houston’s death is a huge loss for the music industry and the world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this time. Stay with RTVM for the most up to date news on the death of superstar Whitney Houston!

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Topics: Being Bobby Brown, Bravo Reality TV Shows, FOX Reality TV Shows, Simon Cowell, The X Factor |

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