Replacement Ideas for Britney, LA Reid, and Khloe Kardashian on X Factor

Replacing: Britney Spears

When looking for someone to replace Britney in judging the show, a pop icon is what we need. Why not get someone who is familiar with the industry very well and has remained to be successful in pop music since the 1980s? This is a no-brainer.
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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer. Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Jr., an internet entrepreneur. Her father is of Italian descent...
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

GaGa is obviously the top choice to replace Spears. She is the only current name in the pop world who can really challenge the fame of Britney Spears and her following. Face it, she knows all about putting on a flashy performance and displaying elements of the X-Factor. ” - pdaley90
 
2.
Kelly Clarkson
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Jeanne Ann (Rose), a teacher of English, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, an engineer. She was the first winner of the series American Idol, in 2002. Kelly is also a strong believer in God. She has been married to Brandon Blackstock since October 20, 2013. They have two children.
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

Clarkson is a huge celebrity right now and has experience on these shows to begin with. She can help find a popstar with the right "X-Factor" persona easily. ” - pdaley90
 
3.
Shania Twain
Soundtrack, Notting Hill
Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965, the middle of three daughters to Clarence and Sharon Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was age 6, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa native from Timmins, Ontario, who adopted her as his own...
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

Shania Twain is a phenomenal singer and artist who could really use her years of experience in the industry to mentor these people to become the best that they can be. ” - pdaley90
 
4.
Céline Dion
Soundtrack, Titanic
Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Québec, Céline Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. Céline was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children. Early in childhood, she sang with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. From these early experiences, Céline gained the know-how to performing live...
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

Celine Dion is an international superstar. Her music is loved and adored by fans of all ages and just having her name connected with the show would instantly draw fans. ” - pdaley90
 
5.
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

Carrie Underwood is modern with ties to both pop and country. In addition, she has experience performing on a reality-singing show and winning. Her know-how could be diverse and prove helpful to mentees. ” - pdaley90
 
6.
Cher
Actress, Mask
The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups and downs than the 2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average...
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

Cher is sort of the god mother of pop music. If the show were to bring in any one older more experienced singer, Cher would be the one to bring in. Her expertise surpasses almost all of the other names on this list. ” - pdaley90
 
7.
Madonna
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn scathing or laughable reviews from film critics...
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

It would be nice to get Madonna on board with the show. She is famous and has been famous since the 1980s. She is knowledgeable in the industry and has been involved with it for many years. In addition, I feel that she has a great personality for television. ” - pdaley90
 
8.
Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé was born in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles (née Celestine Ann Beyincé), designs their glittering costumes. Solange Knowles, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé is of African-American and Creole descent...
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

Beyonce is a singer who is equally as talented and well-known as Britney. In addition, this could help to further boost her career and help with Destiny's Child's comeback. Oh by the way, did I mention that she has experience working in a group and could therefore be perfect at mentoring the "Groups" category, which is historically one of the most difficult. ” - pdaley90
 
9.
Kesha
Soundtrack, Neighbors
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

One way to add a little more variety to the show? Bring in another hot young pop star to interact with Simon and Demi Lovato on the judging panel. Who better than the wild and wildly popular pop party star, Kesha? ” - pdaley90
 
10.
Jessie J
Soundtrack, Easy A
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

Jessie J is a well known and current pop artist. Adding her name to the list of judges would draw in younger fans even further. ” - pdaley90
 
11.
Katy Perry
Soundtrack, The Interview
Katy Perry was born in Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, California, the middle child of pastor parents, Mary Christine (Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson. She has an older sister and younger brother, and has English, Portuguese, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Her mother's half-brother was director Frank Perry...
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

Let's face it, whether you like her music or not, Katy Perry is one of the most popular female pop artists in current music. In addition, like Gaga, she has a huge fanbase which would help draw in viewers to the show. She has showed through her guest-judging experiences on "American Idol" that she isn't afraid to be the tough judge, or to disagree with Simon. ” - pdaley90
 
12.
Rihanna
Soundtrack, The Hangover
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is of Afro-Guyanese descent and her father has Afro-Barbadian and English/Irish/Scottish ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean)...
“ Replacing: Britney Spears

Rihanna is a huge pop sensation right now, which is exactly what Cowell is looking for on this show. She is current and has a pull in the current music scene. ” - pdaley90
 
13.
“ Replacing: LA Reid

Kanye West is one of the most notorious names in the music industry today. He is popular and has experience in rap music, which could be helpful with guiding that style of singers. ” - pdaley90
 
14.
Justin Timberlake
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search, and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club...
“ Replacing: LA Reid

So when replacing LA Reid, why not use a well-known name in the music world who is known to have a lot of personality? I really feel that bringing Justin Timberlake to the panel would bring a whole new sense of humor and entertainment to the show. ” - pdaley90
 
15.
Eminem
Actor, 8 Mile
Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved back and forth from Kansas City and Detroit...
“ Replacing: LA Reid

Rap is becoming more powerful by the day, with most current pop songs incorporating rap elements in some way. Eminem is one of the most popular rappers of our time. In addition, he has a fire that I'm sure would be brought to the judging table. ” - pdaley90
 
16.
Bruce Springsteen
Soundtrack, Jerry Maguire
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born September 23, 1949 in New Jersey, USA. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, worked as a bus driver, and was of Irish and Dutch ancestry. His mother, Adele Ann (Zerilli), worked as a legal secretary, and was of Italian ancestry. He has an older sister...
“ Replacing: LA Reid

Bruce Springsteen was one of my hopes to replace Simon Cowell when he left Idol several years ago. Now that there is a vacant male judging seat on "X-Factor", I feel that Springsteen would be a good hit. He is huge internationally, like Celine Dion and would be a fantastic mentor to any young star. ” - pdaley90
 
17.
Paul McCartney
Music Department, A Hard Day's Night
Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," largest paid audience for a solo concert (350,000+ people...
“ Replacing: LA Reid

If you could get Sir Paul McCartney to judge on the show it would be a huge hit. He has talent that surpasses many others on these lists. In addition, he is a former member of the most famous group of artists of all time. Who would be better at mentoring a difficult category like "Groups" than a former Beatle? ” - pdaley90
 
18.
Ben Folds
Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed, platinum-selling Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner...
“ Replacing: LA Reid

Ben Folds is a musical genius, and is actually very highly recommended by Simon Cowell himself. In addition, Folds has past experience as a judge on television. ” - pdaley90
 
19.
Flo Rida
Soundtrack, The Hangover
“ Replacing: LA Reid

Flo Rida is one of the most talented pop/rap artists in America today. His talent is impressive and could help to guide young acts. ” - pdaley90
 
20.
Snoop Dogg
Music Department, Old School
Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known primarily for his achievements in the music industry...
“ Replacing: LA Reid

Adding Snoop Lion to the panel would be extremely controversial due to his behaviors and attitudes. However, adding Howard Stern to "America's Got Talent" was a controversial decision for the same reason, but Cowell took the chance and it worked out well for him. Snoop Lion would be a great addition with years of experience in rap and now reggae. ” - pdaley90
 
21.
David Guetta
Soundtrack, Furious 7
“ Replacing: LA Reid

Guetta is one of the most well-known and successful music producers in the world of current American pop. His resume basically speaks for itself. In addition, he is used to mentoring people to become great performers. ” - pdaley90
 
22.
“ Replacing: LA Reid

Yes, he is currently a judge on Idol but what if he wanted to try out another show instead? X-Factor has already tried working with Paula Abdul on their show. Randy could be a valuable mentor as a Grammy-Award winning music producer. He is likely well-known by fans of the X-Factor, many of whom are also fans of "American Idol" and he has a repertoire with Simon. The mentoring process would also give Randy an opportunity to get more involved with contestants. ” - pdaley90
 
23.
“ Replacing: LA Reid

Come on, the guy is the lead singer to "Hootie and the Blowfish". Rucker is a legend and would be welcomed with open arms on the panel if offered I believe. The only thing he has working against him is that he may not be known by the younger audiences. ” - pdaley90
 
24.
Marilyn Manson
Soundtrack, The Matrix
Marilyn Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, to Barbara Jo (Wyer) and Hugh Angus Warner. He has German and English ancestry. During his childhood, one of his neighbors molested him several times until the young Brian broke down one day and told his mother what happened...
“ Replacing: LA Reid

Marilyn Manson would add diversity to the show and it would pull in some of his own fan-base. It would create a multi-talented judging panel unlike anything we've seen on this show before. ” - pdaley90
 
25.
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

As much as I'd hate to say it, Snooki is probably the most marketable replacement to Kardashian. She is well-known to people and likes to be in the spotlight. As a new mother, she may also be looking for a new job that doesn't require her partying like a maniac all the time as well. ” - pdaley90
 
26.
Rosie O'Donnell
Self, The View
Rosie O'Donnell was born into an Irish-American family in Commack, Long Island. She is the middle of 5 children, and is the daughter of Roseann Teresa (Murtha) and Edward Joseph O'Donnell, an electrical engineer for the defense industry. Her mother died when she was ten. She said that she watched TV nearly 24 hours a day...
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

Rosie O'Donnell is an outspoken personality. In addition, she has had many experiences as a host and her career could likely benefit from being in the spotlight again. ” - pdaley90
 
27.
Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas. She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It, where she tried various non-showbiz jobs...
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

Much like Rosie O'Donnell, she is known for being outspoken and forward. As a stand-up comic she has experience leading a show. Her chemistry with Lopez, not unlike Rosie's would also be fantastic to see. ” - pdaley90
 
28.
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

It could be nice to have two male hosts on "X-Factor", especially when one of those male hosts is Jerry Springer. Springer has hosted his own show for decades now and has also served as the host of "America's Got Talent" in the past and was very successful. ” - pdaley90
 
29.
Perez Hilton
Born in Miami, Florida, Mario is the son of Mario and Teresita Lavandeira. A proud Cuban-American, Mario was raised in Miami, Florida. He has one sibling, a younger sister, Barbara. Mario graduated With Honors from New York University. He received a B.F.A. in Drama from The Tisch School of the Arts in May 2000. Mario resides in New York.
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

Perez Hilton is an interesting and sassy character and it would be delightful to have him beside Lopez interacting with contestants. The only downside to this would be that he might steal the show away from Lopez. ” - pdaley90
 
30.
Ricki Lake
Actress, Serial Mom
Ricki Lake was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, surprisingly as a blond. She has one sister, who is one year younger than she, named Jennifer. Her father, Barry, is a pharmacist, and her mother, Jill, is a homemaker. The two currently reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ricki attended Hastings Elementary as a child...
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

Ricki Lake was a very successful talk-show host in the 1990s. I feel like she would find some great enjoyment in hosting this show alongside Lopez and it could bring some attention back to her career. ” - pdaley90
 
31.
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

Osbourne is both the best replacement, and one of the most unlikely. She has had experience on reality television and the music industry and has developed a repertoire with Simon Cowell. Unfortunately, due to her feud with NBC and her premature exit from "America's Got Talent" (thus breaking her contract with them), she is not allowed to judge any television shows for seven more years.

In addition, her current professional relationship with Cowell is still unknown. Simon Cowell was the producer of "America's Got Talent" and her employer. And while her argument was with NBC executives strictly, Cowell may be unwilling to bring her in as a host due to this recent news. ” - pdaley90
 
32.
Whoopi Goldberg
Self, The View
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway...
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

Whoopi is loud, outspoken, and hilarious. She would be a great personality alongside Lopez running the show. ” - pdaley90
 
33.
Roseanne Barr
Producer, Roseanne
Roseanne Barr, one of America's funniest comedians, has another side that not many people have seen. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. During her teenage years, she worked as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. She married Bill Pentland and they had three children together. They remained married for 16 years...
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

Roseanne Barr is a woman with a lot of personality and a lot to say. I feel that she would get involved with contestants in a larger way than most hosts would and provide humor and comic-relief to the show, which always boosts ratings. ” - pdaley90
 
34.
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

It would be excellent to see Ann Curry hosting alongside Lopez. She is a talented speaker and is great at running social events as a host, as we have seen in the past. I feel like she could have a lot of fun hosting the X Factor. ” - pdaley90
 
35.
Conan O'Brien
Conan O'Brien grew up in a large, Irish Catholic family in Massachusetts. At an early age, he began a love of comedy and goofing off, this carried on when he entered the prestigious Harvard University, acting out many pranks in his time, as well as become the president of the Harvard humor magazine...
“ Replacing: Khloe Kardashian

If we are going to bring in a male host of the show, why not bring in one of the funniest hosts in the entertainment world. This would be Conan O'Brien, whose humor would bring a new element to the show. ” - pdaley90