Chaka Khan Wants to Judge "X-Factor": Here Are 3 Other Old-School Options
Old school acts who would be good additions to "The X-Factor."
Word on the street is that Chaka Khan wants to be the next judge on “The X-Factor.” Did you hear that record scratch?
Let’s backtrack. Simon Cowell has been pretty vocal lately about people he’s considering to replace former judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, and they definitely don’t have anything in common with Chaka. Right now, he's eyeing Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, and even Miley Cyrus.
But TMZ is reporting that sources close to Chaka say she's throwing her hat into the ring anyway. With 10 Grammys under her belt, she feels she'd be perfect for the part because of her 40-plus years of experience in the business.
(I’d actually like to see Chaka on “Dancing With the Stars,” but I digress.)
There’s no word on if her interests are actually being entertained, but here are 3 other good choices of old school singers who would make great “X-Factor” judges.
She never really blew up musically and her sound can be an acquired tasted for some, but her personality alone would be great for the show. People who aren’t familiar with who she is would be curious enough to find out based on her appearance. But once they start to hear the wild things that are sure to come out of her mouth, I think people will be sold. So let’s make it happen.
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He’s been doing well for himself, but why not get a judging stint? He knows all there is to know about music and songwriting and becoming a successful artist. He’d offer sound, rational advice and it seems that he knows how to make an insult sound refined, which would be a nice counterbalance to Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.
Anyone From Full Force
The R&B/production outlet reached the height of their success in the 90s but despite no longer being in front of the camera, they’re still working. They’re writing and producing for other popular artists, so their insight would be good. They’re still in touch enough to be good with young talent but experienced enough to have good insight.