When Simon Cowell's X Factor premieres its second season, fans may see quite a few familiar faces alongside L.A. Reid on the judges' panel.
In addition to Britney Spears -- who is nearing a $16 million deal to appear on FOX's series -- creator Cowell, 51, is also courting Miley Cyrus, E! News reports. Though no offer has been extended just yet, producers are said to be interested in the 19-year-old pop star.
Also in the running for the fourth judging spot: Disney darling Demi Lovato, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Should 19-year-old Lovato sign on the dotted line, she'd start her role on the series with the judges' audition rounds that are scheduled to begin at the end of May.
As a show source explains, the series -- which crowned Melanie Amaro as its first champ -- is in need of some serious star power.
Mega-watt talent is needed "badly," says the insider. "You can't have Idol with Jennifer Lopez and The Voice with Christina Aguilera and have X Factor with, um, Paula Abdul."
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- Simon Cowell
- Miley Cyrus
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