Apparently judging singing competitions is no longer just for washed-up pop stars, singers at the top of their game are getting in on the action too. First the new NBC show The Voice nabbed Cee-Lo, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton to judge, and now Simon Cowell is in talks with Nicki Minaj to judge his U.S. version of The X Factor.
A source told Page Six, “Simon thinks Nicki is fantastic. She’s sassy, she looks great and she has bags of personality. Nicki has a large following and she fits well with the ethos of the show, which plans to usher in a new generation of musical talent. X Factor is aiming for a younger audience.” Former Def Jam music chairman L.A. Reid is the only other confirmed judge so far. The show will air on Fox this fall. We’d tune in just to see her look change from week to week.
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