With Beyonce being a first-time mom, she wants to stay in one place for the first few years of Blue Ivy Carter’s life. Simon Cowell is looking to capitalize on that by getting Beyonce to sign on as a full-time judge on the American version of The X Factor. It was reported Cowell was looking to get Mariah Carey to replace Paula Abdul as judge. However, he’s having second thoughts after Nick Cannon’s “Mariah is too legendary” comment because he feels she isn’t as relevant as she once was.
Simon wants Beyonce because she is the biggest pop star in the world at this point and her involvement in the show would give it the boost to smash American Idol in ratings. Bey is familiar with the show. She’s performed on the British version and even mentored Alexandra Burke, who went on to win the British title. No comment has been made about the rumored deal from the Knowles-Carter camp.
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