Prior to the summer, the search for the new judges on The X Factor was star-studded to say the least. Everyone from Fergie to Miley Cyrus was considered until Demi Lovato’s confirmation – and Britney Spears’ payday — was finalized. However, even though the replacements for Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger have long since been decided on, there’s still another ‘factor’ to take into account: a substitute for former host Steve Jones.
Not to throw too much opinion in the mix, but we certainly have our own views on the aforementioned emcee, so anyone else would most likely be an upgrade. But to get to the point, on the short list of candidates is none other than Khloe Kardashian!
In a TMZ exclusive, sources mention that the producers have “whittled down the list of finalists to six, and Khloe is on it.” All that’s left for the remaining contenders are screen tests that’ll be held within the next two weeks. Supposedly, Simon Cowell wants two talents – a male and a female — to host the show, so the odds are half in Khloe’s favor.
One thing’s for sure, new X Factor judge Demi Lovato would be ecstatic if the youngest Kardashian sister (excluding the Jenners) joined their team. After all, they both gush about each other constantly.
Other potentials for the job include Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez and Stacy Keibler. Stay tuned, though — the second season of The X Factor premieres Wednesday, September 12, so you’ll find out soon enough.