Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Address Britney Spears 'X-Factor' Rumors

February 23, 2012 By:
Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Address Britney Spears 'X-Factor' Rumors

We need a talent show for picking out judges for talent shows. Because whether it's 'Idol' or 'The Voice' or 'X-Factor', the biggest deal about most of these shows is who's gonna be the judge.

For the 'X-Factor', Us Weekly reported yesterday that Britney Spears was keen to join the judging panel for the second season of the show.

Hollyscoop joined in on a conference with X-Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, and the two addressed that rumor, with Simon saying:

"Are we flattered that there could be interest? Yes.”

And although he "can't confirm or deny any of these rumors at the moment," the British producer admitted, "It's true to say that there a lot of more people have entered the frame this year. We were waiting to see who was going to contact us before we actually contacted people.

“We will meet a number of people over the next few weeks, mainly to explain to them that this is a big commitment when you do a show like this because of the mentoring aspect."

L.A. said: "The only thing you can count on is that we will have two girls. That we can confirm."

Before her death, there were rumors that Whitney Houston was in negotiations with the 'X-Factor', but Reid reveals they never actually got that far. However, they are possibly planning a tribute to the singer on the show.

Simon said: "The important thing is that we are going to continually pay tribute to Whitney on this show."