‘The X Factor’ USA notes: Latest on Britney Spears, Carly Rose Sonenclar

X Factor NewsIs Britney Spears going to be back on “The X Factor” USA next year? For all fans of the hit Fox reality show, this is definitely the million-dollar question. Sadly, it is not one that we are going to know an answer about anytime soon.

So what is the timeline for this decision? Simon Cowell, the producers, the sponsors, and Fox will sit down at some point in January or February for a meeting where they review what unfolded over the course of the past several months, and then determine where they want to go from there. This cannot necessarily be good news for the “Scream and Shout” singer, considering that she received a great deal of criticism for having remarkably succinct critiques all season long coupled with an enormous $15 million contract.

For the time being, at least Britney can take some solace in the fact that Cowell is paying (per E! News) that he is interested in having her back for another go:

“I haven’t had the conversation with her whether she’d want to, what other commitments she’s got … Yeah, I think I do, yeah. But like I said, and it goes back to LA, it all depends on how much time they can give us.”

In case you are looking for a reason to keep Britney, it is that she did seem to at least be a respected mentor, and she had such kind things to say as this about her finalist Carly Rose Sonenclar:

“The way [Carly Rose] is kind of shy and then she gets on stage and it’s an insane voice. When I was younger, she reminds me a lot of me.”

Britney probably helped Carly moving forward in allowing her to be a little bit more open to varying performances on stage, but it is to be seen just if she will keep in contact with her moving forward. (In case you have not heard, Carly and Fifth Harmony are both expected to get record deals via Sony Music.)

Do you think Britney should stay put, and what do you think she brings to the show? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below!

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