beyonce stefani perry madonna getty 'The X Factor': Katy Perry as a judge? What about Britney Spears, Fergie or Beyonce? [POLL]

Rumors have been swirling for weeks as to who will replace the ousted Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on “The X Factor.” Simon Cowell acknowledged on Wednesday (Feb. 22) that he will be looking for two females to replace the two. But who?

The show is looking to up the name recognition on the judges’ table to compete with the formidable lineup that “The Voice” and “American Idol” offer. And if Cowell is true to his past, he’s going to go big rather than go home.

Cowell himself admitted there’s potential interest in Katy Perry calling her “feisty.” He also acknowledged in an interview with “Extra” that he’d like Madonna, although he says she’d probably be “expensive.” There have also been hints that Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Fergie, Beyonce and, now, LeAnn Rimes are all jockeying for the position.

But let’s pretend we’re in control of “The X Factor.” Who would you like to see most on the desk? Vote below.

Posted by:David Eckstein