Ever since Kelly Rowland announced that she would not be returning to “The X Factor” in Britain for another go this season, there really has been one question on the lips of show fans everywhere — who will end up replacing her?
Here are some of the names that are floating around the internet at the moment when it comes to either announced or rumored guest judges.
Geri Halliwell – According to the Mirror, Geri will stand in as a replacement during the Liverpool auditions this year. The only reason that this is a surprise? Geri fulfilled a similar role two years ago, and ended up getting booed by some in attendance for what was labeled a pretty poor performance as a judge.
Robbie Williams – Metro is claiming that Gary Barlow’s fellow Take That bandmate could step in as a replacement in London — though it’s hard to see two members of the same band being on the panel simultaneously for an extended period of time.
Rod Stewart – Meanwhile, The Mirror also says that the legendary singer could bring a veteran presence to some of the auditions in Scotland — where he has some lineage (even if he was born in England). Could this be the show’s response to “The Voice” UK having Tom Jones? Maybe.
Is there anyone out there you want to see as a full-time “X Factor” judge? Hopefully, we will know just who is on the panel permanently by the time the bootcamp rounds are filmed.