Contact Us

Janet Jackson May Join Season 2 of ‘X Factor’

janet-jackson
Andreas Rentz, Getty Images

Whitney Houston was being considered as a new judge for ‘X Factor,’ but after her unexpected death, Janet Jackson is reportedly in preliminary talks to join the hit FOX show.

In an interview with Anderson Cooper on Thursday, the talk show host asked the iconic pop star about whether she’s currently involved in the series. At first, the 45-year-old singer said no, but acted coy about it later. “Oh my God,” she said with a laugh. “No, I’m not a judge on ‘The X Factor.’”

“You’re not currently a judge on The X Factor,” Cooper replied. “No, I am not,” Jackson said. “But that’s all I really think I should say.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon Cowell is having meetings with various judge candidates this week. A source tells THR that Jackson is not the only contender on the list — Pink and Katy Perry are also being considered as possible replacements for former judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

“She’d be fun, because she is … hot … in a good way,” Cowell recently said of the newly single ‘Teenage Dream’ singer. “And she is feisty.”

On Thursday (Feb. 16), Fox announced that auditions for Season 2 of ‘X Factor’ will begin online March 1. Open-call auditions will kick off on March 14 in Kansas City.

More from MY 103.5

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://my1035.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on MY 103.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on MY 103.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!