It's official: Simon Cowell is probably going to hire Paula Abdul for the US X-Factor!
Simon Cowell told Deadline that he’s close to choosing Paula Abdul to join him as a judge on his upcoming American version of his hit singing competition show, “The X Factor.”
“I’ve always wanted Paula,” Cowell told Deadline. “Always been very vocal about that. I missed her the second she left the show [“American Idol”]. Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain. And I’ve been consistent about this. I don’t know what it is about her, but I’ve always clicked with her. You just have to get that chemistry, and she’s right. I’ve never found anyone better than her. I think there’s a good chance it will be her. We’ve agreed that we would meet as many people as possible, and now we’re reaching the deadline we’ve got to make the decision soon. But I think she’s got a really good shot.”