News broke last week that the first judge of X Factor has been picked. Hollywood Reporter announced that “L.A. Reid” who is a producer and song writer with numerous top 10 songs and now runs Def Jam Records. He has worked and signed such artists as Maria Carey, Pink, Rhianna, Usher, Tony Braxton and Kanye West. It seems he would make a great judge.
As far as the remaining judges, no one else has been picked yet, but there are rumors that the following are being considered: George Michael, Paula Abdul, former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, Nicki Minaj and Maria Carey.
Simon Cowell wants mostly American judges. He said: “You genuinely gotta trust that they’re gonna be able to do the job you’re paying them to do. And like I said, a hit-maker who worked in America and has had experience, I think is crucial to this panel as well.”
There are also rumors that Enrique Iglesias has been approached for the hosting job. However, the management for Enrique has not confirmed.