Looks like someone “Really Really Likes” Carly Rae Jepsen (forgive the horrible puns). According to J-14 Magazine, the 29-year-old singer could be judging this season of Simon Cowell’s hit reality show The X Factor. And that’s a big deal when you consider that The X Factor is basically responsible for giving groups like One Direction and Fifth Harmony their start.
In the past, judges have included other big names like Melanie B (who many know as “Sporty Spice” from back when The Spice Girls were a thing) and pop star Britney Spears. This could be a great chance for Carly to be back in the spotlight again.
An anonymous source spoke to the Daily Starabout that very possibility, stating that Simon Cowell seems to want Carly Rae Jepsen on the show pretty badly.
“X Factor producers have made initial inquiries to see if Carly is up for a role on the show. It is early and no offer has been made but Simon is keen to get someone fresh who is current and has international appeal,” the source said.
Things seem to be looking up for Jepsen, who J-14 Magazine mentions also made a recent guest appearance on Castle. Carly’s official Twitter account also mentioned her appearance on ABC’s reality show Dancing With The Stars, where she sang “I Really Really Like You.” It would be awesome to see her make a comeback as an X-Factor judge, but of course, nothing’s guaranteed at the moment.
As an example, there were also rumors late in 2013 that Selena Gomez would replace her contemporary Demi Lovato as an X-Factor judge, but so far those appear unfounded. The X Factor seems to have a high turnover rate for judges compared to, say, The Voice or American Idol, so even if Carly is on, she may not be for long. If the X-Factor was aired on a Disney-owned station like ABC, we could probably almost guarantee Carly would make it on since (as we all know very well) Disney loves to promote its own stars.
Meanwhile, while we wait, the X-Factor U.K.‘s official site announced its biggest audition tour ever, which it says will span 50 towns across the U.K. and Ireland, as well as offering contestants the chance to have a walk-on audition at any of the cities the tour is showing up at. With the X Factor‘s creator, Simon Cowell, having decided to return to the U.K., Fox TV announced it wouldn’t renew the U.S. version of the show for a fourth season. Whether this was because of Simon’s decision or unrelated is open for discussion, but Fox’s decision did come just one day after Simon Cowell’s departure, according to Deadline.
Whether you’re still jamming to Carly’s Summer, 2012, hit “Call Me Maybe” (which was literally everywhere you turned that year) or would rather see just about anyone other than Carly Rae Jepsen become an X-Factor judge, you can’t deny her career has been successful. The song netted her a Juno (Canadian Music Award) for Best Pop Solo, as well as a slew of other awards and nominations (and, be honest, it’s really catchy and you secretly love it). Who would you like to see as an X-Factor judge and why?
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