After months of speculation about who the new judges of the X Factor will be, rumors surfaced that Janet Jackson may be signing on for the show. After the removal of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger as judges, fans looked forward to seeing Jackson. An official message from the singer herself has now surfaced stating that she is respectfully declining the position. She says that “it just wouldn’t be possible.” The Insider reports:
From the moment The X Factor let go of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, speculation ran rampant as to who will fill their mentor seats in season two.
On February 22, Simon Cowell revealed that Paula and Nicole would be replaced by two women, so naturally a short list of A-list ladies (who need no surname) began to formulate: Mariah. Britney. Pink. Janet.
Well, you can officially cut that list by one, because Janet Jackson tells TheInsider.com that she is “very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn’t be possible.”
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