Will Jessica Simpson Be a Judge on Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor'?

The singer is reportedly a frontrunner to sit on the panel of the former American Idol judge's show

For the past year, Jessica Simpson has been preaching against judging others by their looks -- but she never said anything about their singing voices! The singer-actress, 30, may follow up her VH1 reality show The Price of Beauty with a stint on Simon Cowell's new talent show, The X Factor. The pop star is reportedly a frontrunner to become one of Cowell's fellow judges on the FOX show, People reports.

"No one has been offered a judging role yet as new names keep coming forward who want the role, but there are some frontrunners and it's fair to say Jessica is one of them," says the magazine's source. "She's very keen."

The source adds that Simon is "not in a rush to decide," and that the final decision on judges may not happen for "a few weeks." But Simpson, says the insider, has all the qualities they're looking for: she's talented, likeable and "knows what she is talking about."

We think The X Factor sounds like an excellent gig for Simpson, and she has the potential to become the new (if slightly less loopy) Paula. Meanwhile, NBC's upcoming singing competition The Voice has booked a different blonde pop diva to judge: Christina Aguilera.


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