X Factor

Will Britney Spears become an 'X Factor' judge?

Feb. 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM ET

Britney Spears arrives at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party on Saturday, Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Britney Spears wants to join the judges' panel on "X Factor," a source close to the pop star, 30, tells Us Weekly.

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With a keen interest in joining Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid at the judges' table for the FOX smash, the recently engaged "Till the World Ends" singer has reached out; a show rep didn't return calls to Us.

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The show recently fired judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger plus host Steve Jones. Another pop icon now in talks to be a judge? Janet Jackson, multiple sources confirmed to Us last week. In addition, Black Eyed Peas' Fergie is also in the running for the show, the source added on Wednesday.

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