Disney stars are invading singing competition shows. First it was Christina Aguilera for The Voice. Then Simon Cowell recruited Britney Spears to be one of the new judges on his X Factor show for $15 million. Now, Cowell is on the hunt for another Disney star – Miley Cyrus.
According to Celebuzz, Miley is on Cowell’s top-secret shortlist that also includes pop singers Fergie, Avril Lavigne and Demi Lovato. A source for the Fox show revealed that there have been “talks with Miley”, but sources close to her say that no offer has been made.
Also worth noting is Britney’s yet to be signed contract. The deal is not done, but it’s close. According to an X Factor insider, there are only a few minor details to go over and then an official announcement will be made. It’s a deal that’s going to cost The X Factor more than $15 million.
It seems like Cowell’s trying to put together a star-studded judging panel. If he does get Britney, then audiences will be tuning in to see what the Princess of Pop has to say about new talent; and if he does manage to nab Miley, then his show will appeal to a much younger audience as well.
The X Factor is set to return September 2012.
Would you watch The X Factor if Miley was on the judging panel?