How do you follow up the ballsy, and controversial choice of having Britney Spears and Demi Lovato judge your singing competition show? It could be adding Mario Lopez, Khloe Kardashian or Stacy Keibler as a host.
The trio has been rumored as potential options for hosts on the highly anticipated and heavily gossiped season two of FOX’s “The X Factor.” Simon Cowell wants to make up for a less than memorable debut of the job by Steve Jones.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Simon Cowell wants two people to host in season two, because two heads are better than one.
“I want to work with a boy and girl and I definitely think this is a role for two people,” Cowell said.
Cowell relays that he and the other decision makers have “narrowed it down to 5 people.” Among those possibilities are the former “Saved By the Bell" star, the K-sister, and the “DWTS” vet.
Let’s break down the thought process here: Lopez has charisma. He knows how to host. He’ll do well. Khloe is a train wreck. Her lack of everything necessary to be a host will rival Britney’s helplessness as a judge. And Stacy Keibler… Well, she’s hot and dates George Clooney.
Other names being thrown around are BET’s Rosci Diaz and Terrence J, E!’s Kelly Osbourne, sports personality Erin Andrews, and radio star Mike "Psycho Mike' Catherwood.
Of course, holding off on an official decision while auditions are currently underway is a diversion from the series debut where Jones was on board from the start.
Potential hosts are currently being interviewed and tested to see if they have what it takes to make the cut.
“If you count, which I did, over a two-hour show, we separated what the host says, and it’s 12 minutes — and a lot of that is quite boring information,” said Cowell.
Not only did Simon bash his own show for being a snorefest, he took a stab at his former host Ryan Seacrest, whose show “American Idol” initially started out with two hosts, the proper amount in his opinion.
“It ended up with one because they didn’t get the right second person. I always thought it was a two-person job,” Cowell says. “Ryan would obviously disagree with that.”
The battle of the FOX singing competition shows will continue this fall with season two of “The X Factor.”