Anybody who currently is experiencing the height of their popularity, should all be ruled out. There is no need to risk joining the show and stopping your current streak. So that takes out artists like Katy Perry (who although would be a great judge-she's currently way too successful), Rihanna (way too young to be tied down to a show that could affect her top of the pops standing), and even Beyonce (though her music career is sagging, she is still in her prime). Now for those who'd make great X Factor Judges!
So with that being said there are three people who I think could fit these roles perfectly. Each of them have experienced a great amount of success in their own right, have strong personalities, and could potentially attract their personal fan bases to watch X Factor US.
First on my list is no one other than the legend, icon, Janet Jackson. Why not. As many have argued Janet's career hasn't been where it should be since her album All For You was released back in 2001. Joining the show will undoubtedly bring many Jackson fans to watch the show PLUS it could be just what Janet needs to restart Janet's already super successful music career. Lets face it, what else has Janet been doing lately besides her recent Number Ones Tour?
Last but certainly not least on my list, P!nk. Not only has P!nk has been around the Pop music scene since 2000, but she already has a personal connection to another judge: L.A. Reid. Reid was the person who actually played a crucial role in bringing P!nk to the pack of the Pop fore front female artists, where she remians today. But remember also, prior to P!nk's successful Pop Rock career, she made an R&B album, Can't Take Me Home, which fans still love to this day and was a part of an R&B group, Choice. Giving her even more credibility as a versatile judge. Also for anybody who knows P!nk and her personality, they know how she will not take any nonsense from any fellow judge may it be L.A. Reid or smart remarks from Simon -which would make for some pretty interesting television! Only issue is, would P!nk really joining a show like X Factor US? Especially after Chirstina Aguilera has joined The Voice, would P!nk do anything in the vein of Aguilera? Lets hope she'll make an exception for X Factor US, because she could really make it way more interesting and boost her career! Plus this could give her the chance to settle down for a while with Carey Hart and her baby Willow Sage, while still remaining relevant and able to release music at her own pace or simply just stay in the public's eye during her down time.
As for the perfect host? There have been rumors that Simon Cowel wants Ryan Seacrest. And I really hope Ryan does not jump ship from American Idol over to X Factor US. If or whenever he is done with American Idol, he needs to give up hosting music reality show competitions. He already practically owns the E! network! Yes he obviously could be a great host on X Factor, hell who wouldn't be better than Steve Jones... but the move would be in bad taste. Whether this current season of American Idol is the final season or not, Ryan please stay away from X Factor US.
People have hinted at former TRL VJs being a potential host. I kind of like that idea. I mean after all Damien Fahey and Vanessa Minnillo
Who do you think would make great replacements on the X Factor US? LEAVE COMMENTS below!