'X Factor' Producers Want Mariah Carey, Fergie & Victoria Beckham As Replacements

Tue, January 31, 2012 1:26pm EST by 9 Comments
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Sources tell HollywoodLife.com that producers are hoping these women will bring ‘originality’ to the show and end all ‘Idol’ comparisons.

With three of The X Factor‘s major players — Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Steve Jones – not returning next season, it’s time to call in the replacements! Several sources close to production tell HollywoodLife.com that Mariah Carey and Fergie are the frontrunners to fill Nicole and Paula’s now-vacant judge seats, while Victoria Beckham is being eyed as a potential host to replace Steve.

Simon Cowell wants to add some newness and originality to the show,” one source tells us. “[Simon] felt that Paula was replaceable because her groups didn’t succeed and [he] didn’t want the Idol comparisons to continue.”

As for replacing the show’s host, the producers have decided to go in a completely different direction — a female one!

“Victoria Beckham’s name has been thrown around, but again, the host gig is far from being picked,” a second source adds. “They are focusing on the judges first.”

We think any of those ladies would be great on The X Factor! Who do YOU think should fill the judge and host spots?

— Reporting by Russ Weakland

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silly101

Posted at 3:07 PM on March 11, 2012  

Mariah carey and Britney spears

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David

Posted at 8:19 PM on February 28, 2012  

How about Howard Stern. He seems to be very popular nowadays. I really don’t know why.

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scotty

Posted at 5:35 PM on February 3, 2012  

Brandy norwood and cher would be awesome.

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michelle

Posted at 12:27 AM on February 2, 2012  

Toni braxton or whitney houston as a judge

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nick

Posted at 10:43 PM on January 31, 2012  

Judges should be either: Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Cher, Gaga(if they can get her).

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Nwvotes

Posted at 9:09 PM on January 31, 2012  

Do you think Ryan Seacrest will be the next X Factor host? Vote at Nationwidevotes.com

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Michael

Posted at 5:17 PM on January 31, 2012  

OH! Mariah, Fergie and Victoria is THE BEST I’ve heard thus far! Yes yes yes!

Would also be interested in Ellen hosting. And Beyonce judging as well.

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Michael

Posted at 5:18 PM on January 31, 2012  

Oh and get JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE involved…!?

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Steph

Posted at 4:22 PM on January 31, 2012  

Carrie underwood and Justin timberlake

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