Simon Cowell: “Justin Bieber Wants to Judge X Factor”

Simon Cowell tells Terri Seymour of Extra that some big stars have already approached him about appearing on the US version of X Factor when it debut in Fall 2011, including….Justin Bieber.

“He [Justin Bieber] put himself forward to judge some of the episodes, ” Cowell said.

Simon told Extra that they have plans for a “huge A-lister” to join the show.

“We had a phone call from someone on the weekend, someone very well known who out of the blue wanted to be a judge on the show. Literally out of the blue, and it’s one of the most famous singers in the world, ” he said.

Hm. Simon told Deadline London, “All the money goes on screen. It’s not about paying for celebrities; it’s about money going on screen so that it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before on TV.”

Whatevs, Simon.

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15 Comments

  1. Simon told Extra that they have plans for a “huge A-lister” to join the show.

    Heh. Reminds me of the S7 finale, when Uncle Nigel kept saying they had the “biggest star in the the world” performing and it turned out to be George Michael.

  2. “He [Justin Bieber] put himself forward to judge some of the episodes,” Cowell said.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *wipes away tears* HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE

    That is all

  3. Well, I’m sure it’d get them some of the audience they want.

    And it’d seal the deal that I’d never tune in either.

  4. This is going to end up being even more tacky and over-the-top than XFUK.

    But, this is Simon and America, so I knew it would happen.

  5. Simon, that would just send you to obscurity in a hurry. People would quit watching in a heartbeat.

  6. Fetus probably has little enough sense to think he’s actually qualified. What a spoiled brat!

  7. The only thing worse than Miley being a guest judge is J.Bieb being a guest judge. For more than one episode, no less.

  8. This is ridiculous. Having Justin Bieber be a “judge”? This is an attempt by his pr to make him look legit while he’s still popular. And Simon just needs to views by young females to help his show get a good start.

  9. Ew @ Justin Beiber being a judge. But Simon would never do that. I think he meant Beiber could be like a Judge’s house helper or something.

    My guess on the big star lined up is Katy Perry. She seemed like she really wanted to judge.

  10. Beyonce! That would explain why JB wants to be a judge so badly…he thinks she is uber hot.

    hahhahaha

  11. This is going to end up being even more tacky and over-the-top than XFUK.

    Yep. MEGA-cheesy and uber-OTT. I think that the A-lister isn’t currently a very popular artist, but someone who was a big star. Bieber as a judge would immediately discredit the show.

  12. Name dropping Justin Bieber to bring on the young fans, and then promising an unexpected “huge A-lister” to join the show… seems Simon has not lost his touch intrying to excite viewership for the X-Factor show. Why am I not excited?

    I imagine most of us will give the show a look, but beyond that, I just don’t know. Simon is not a favorite of mine.

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