May 02, 2012 07:45:22 GMT
Sources say the 'Skyscrapper' singer is in final negotiations to be a judge on the Simon Cowell-created show, and the former 'Hannah Montana' star is also being considered to fill the vacant seat.
More names have been thrown as possible judges of "The X Factor (US)" season 2. After Britney Spears was said to be offered more than $10 million for the gig, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus are reportedly being eyed to join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the judging panel.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the "Give Your Heart a Break" crooner has not sealed the deal, but her team is in final negotiations for the job. Meanwhile, a so-called insider tells E! Online that the Lola of "LOL" is being considered as a candidate to fill the vacant slot, but sources close to the singer/actress say no offer has been extended at this time.
Another source insists, "There have been talks with Miley," adding that Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie and Avril Lavigne are also included in the short-list. As for Spears who could earn around $15 million by signing up for the show, the source tells Celebuzz, "Britney's deal is not done, it's close, but we are not that far ahead to be making a formal announcement."
Representative for the show has not commented on the reports. The full line-up of the judges is expected to be unveiled at the FOX upfront event for ad buyers on May 14, while auditions for the sophomore season are scheduled to kick off at the end of the month.