britney spears 2012 getty 'X Factor': Simon Cowell 'fascinated' by Britney Spears as judge, likes Janet Jackson tooWith two vacancies to fill on the judging table on “The X Factor,” Simon Cowell
has a lot to think about as the show moves toward Season 2. And it
looks like a couple of rumored judges sound pretty good to him.

During an interview on “The Billy Bush Show,” Cowell says both Britney Spears and Janet Jackson
would be excellent replacements for the recently fired Paula Abdul and
Nicole Scherzinger
. Spears, Jackson and seemingly countless other female
pop stars have been associated with the job.

“I’m fascinated by [Britney.] The fact that she’s one of the most talked
about – not just pop stars – but people in the world today, means that
you’ve got this star power,” Cowell says. “I would think that if she’s
managed to sustain a family, a career, which is tough, [‘The X Factor’ would
be] a walk in the park.”

Cowell adds, “I would be fascinated to hear what she had to say.”

As for Jackson, Cowell was much less verbose. He simply says, “Would she be a good judge? Yes.”
So Zappers, who would you like to see at the judges table when the show returns? Click here to see how people are voting.

Posted by:David Eckstein