Katy apparently wowed Simon Cowell when she was a guest judge and he now wants her on his team.
A source said: “Simon wants to get the judging names signed, sealed and announced within six weeks. He wants at least one massive American star, someone who is known globally, plus one Brit and at least one authoritative male.
"Katy was thrilled, especially by the package which is said to be a $340,000-a-show deal.”
He's also said to be considering other big names before he decides on Katy. The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Jennifer Lopez was a serious consideration as was her husband Marc Anthony. Mariah Carey’s other half, Nick Cannon, is also in the frame. But Katy really came on Simon’s radar after the Dublin auditions. She absolutely nailed it. She was a natural.”
Sounds like he's trying to steal American Idol's thunder. If there's anything left to steal. How do you feel about Katy joining X-Factor? Is it a good move?