X Factor 3 Faith Hill, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Love-Hewitt Possible X Factor Judges

There were no announcements at yesterday’s FOX upfront presentation about who would join Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell on the X Factor judges panel. No news means it’s time for the rumor mill to kick into high gear. A report from the Daily News name checks Faith Hill, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Kelly Rowland and Latin pop singer Paulina Rubio as possible contenders.

Note that none of the names on this list are big stars. But a recent report claims that Simon Cowell (or FOX brass who don’t want to shell out the dough) are done with hiring high-priced divas for panel. Simon is reported looking for chemistry this time around.

FOX chairman, Kevin Reilly, in a conference calls to reporters said to expect the official announcement to come soon.

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  • Mateja Praznik

    Looks like it will be Simon + 3 females?

  • b_james

    Demi AND Hilary? That feels redundant. Faith Hill might be cool, but none of these names excite me at all.

  • girlygirl

    Hillary Duff? Jennifer Love Hewitt? Have we suddenly been transported back in time 10-15 years?

  • http://twitter.com/jhgebel James G

    Hmm. Kelly Rowland and Faith Hill (REBA!!!)

  • nncw

    Maybe they should just flip a coin and rotate the judges around until you have the perfect chemistry for each set of judges! Can you imagine Nikki Christina, and SImon – that would be a slug fest worth watching. How about Mariah, Brittany, Cee Lo and Randy – now that would have left us dazed for days.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Probably wants to show Idol that 3 females can get along.

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    Paulina Rubio is currently a coach on the Spanish language Voice spin -off on Telemundo called LaVozKids.

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    Ha! It’s because Simon thinks he can boss the womenfolk around!

  • matt89

    Faith Hill would be perfect

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1462106762 Samuel Shallenberger

    Simon better hurry, judge auditions begin next Wednesday! I think Hilary would be a good match for Demi, they’d certainly go well together.

  • Miss Blue

    Faith Hill isn’t a big name? Wow, can’t say I agree with that assessment. However, I think she’d be a much better fit for AI.

  • http://www.jmsporthorse.com naturallivng

    Great… more singers who can’t judge and will be afraid to hurt someone’s feelings… what’s the point? Haven’t any of these shows learned that big name singers do not translate well into the “Judges” role? And they certainly don’t bring in more viewers.
    One artist is plenty, then Simon and 2 other music professionals…. producers, writers, agents, managers, voice teachers… anything but more singers.

    Edit – although 4 artists does work well on The Voice… :)

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    I like Hilary Duff. She had three successful albums and a good actress. She would get along with Demi since both came from Disney.

  • YeP

    They are still stars. Rowland of course has tested since she judged in UK so Simon and fox know how she’d do. Duff and love wouuld be bad. Love isn’t known as a singer and the tweens into duff are grow up. Demi already fits the young girl slot. Hill could be a plus… She’s a pretty big star… And country fans tend to be loyal to these shows

  • YeP

    Opposite of Voice thst has the 3 men 1 woman format. But theseare rrumors. This combo if true would make me not want h for sure. Zzzzzzzz

  • YeP

    Reba is free since her show got cancelled but she won’tcome ccheap I cocould see her being a good mentor

  • YeP

    But no one cares about Duff. Young people today probably don’t know who she is. 2 tween stars is fail

  • YeP

    If they don’t screen test the judges alone and as a team, youressetting yourself for more trouble

  • mmb

    Faith HIll is a great idea — country, but with crossover hits. Been in the business a long time, part of show biz marriage. Love makes zero sense and Duff is redundant of Demi — no need for two prior Disney princesses

  • vdawg

    i like Faith and Hilary, sounds like a great panel.

  • EB

    I feel that this is already past the ‘before it’s too late’ stage, so no shame in giving up now, Simon.

  • EB

    She is the only one that makes sense and seems likely to me.

    We don’t need two Disney Channel alum. Jennifer Love Hewitt.. does she sing or know anything about music? And I don’t really see Kelly Rowland actually doing it but she would be ok if she did.

  • http://twitter.com/LindsayKempFan Not fit to print

    Faith Hill would be great. Jennifer Love Hewitt is just plain annoying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Corn/100001659368831 Laura Corn

    Let the tap dancing begin. Funny!

  • harvestmoon

    NOW Simon is looking for chemistry? Maybe that should have been his priority the first season. Or the second.

  • Nedsdag

    I have been screaming for Faith Hill to judge XF for years. I felt she could be a better judge than Britney. I hope Simon comes to his senses and chooses her. I thought she would have brought a maturity that Britney lacked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frederickruppcristiano Frederick Rupp Cristiano

    How is Faith Hill not a big name? She is legendary in country so you are very wrong about that MJ. Hilary Duff was also very big for a few years and has taken a back seat to raise her baby and focus on her family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frederickruppcristiano Frederick Rupp Cristiano

    Exactly my thought! MJ is soooo wrong. Faith Hill is a very big name.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frederickruppcristiano Frederick Rupp Cristiano

    Jennifer Love Hewitt has had 4 pop albums out over the years with her last album being “Barenaked” released in 2002. “Barenaked” charted at 37 on the Billboard Top 200 in 02. She hasn’t done music in years though.

    Her song “Barenaked” did pretty well too back in 2002 peaking at No. 6 in Australia, No. 25 on the Top 40 Mainstream, No. 31 on the Adult Top 40 and No. 24 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1462106762 Samuel Shallenberger

    That’s absolutely not true. I’m 15 and everyone my age still loves Hilary Duff from when she was on Lizzie McGuire.

  • MyDailyComment

    At least..Hilary Duff “is a singer.”

  • Larc

    It must be chemistry. From those choices, it seems true judging ability is the last thing on earth he’s concerned about.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    No to Faith and Jennifer. Yes to Hilary. I love her!