One name you can check off the list of judges on Simon Cowell’s new X Factor is Rihanna, but not because she wanted no part of the deal.
Rihanna is saddened by the decision that she had to make in turning down a seat on the judges panel, as her tour schedule just wouldn’t allow it.
In an interview with radio host Ryan Seacrest, Rihanna explains; es, it’s something that I would have loved to do, actually. But our schedule doesn’t allow. We’re gonna be on tour for the rest of the year and it’s a demanding schedule to be on that show. You have to kind of be around for a long time, months at a time, which is impossible for me… I’ll be on tour for the rest of the year.”
The show has reportedly reached a deal with producer Antonio ‘LA’ Reid, and some other names being thrown around are Jessica Simpson and Nicole Sherzinger who would join Cowell on the judges panel.
It would have been great to see Rihanna on the panel, but settling for a Jessica Simpson type will have to do.
Remember, you’ll still be getting Simon Cowell, which is probably EXACTLY what American Idol is lacking this season…