Miley Cyrus could be the next X-Factor judge, alongside Britney Spears. Celebuzz is reporting that
Cyrus is on Simon Cowell‘s top-secret shortlist that also includes Fergie, Avril Lavigne and Demi Lovato, a production insider confirmed. “There have been talks with Miley,” the source revealed.
Whilst Britney Spears has not yet inked her deal, it’s believed to be inevitable that she will join Cowell and fellow judge L.A. Reid, the chairman of Epic Records, in a deal worth up to $15 million, the source added.
“Britney’s deal is not done, it’s close, but we are not that far ahead to be making a formal announcement,” a source told Celebuzz.
Last week, in a move believed to be tied to Spears’ new X Factor gig, a Los Angeles judge made the ‘Toxic’ singer’s fiancé, Jason Trawick, a co-conservator, allowing him to sign off on decisions related to her career.
19-year-old Cyrus’ link to the vacant role comes as Cowell seeks to replace Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, who he fired after last season.
An X Factor spokesperson refused to confirm talks with any of the stars when contacted.
Let me tell you, I certainly would prefer Britney over Miley…but not BOTH of them together. Don’t get me wrong I adore Miley I just don’t want to see her in a judge chair quite yet. To me a judge should be more seasoned and be someone looking to revamp their career…or in Brit’s case, bring the cray cray. I firmly believe Miley should decline.
We want the Cheeto Puff!