Britney Spears Officially Joining ‘X Factor’ As Season Two Judge: Report

By: Amanda Hasaka / May 9, 2012

Brit's Rio Bikini
Britney Spears' bikini bod!
Are congratulations are in order for Ms. Britney Spears?

After months of speculation, E! Online is reporting that it has been officially confirmed that the 30-year-old “Slave 4 U” singer will indeed join Simon Cowell and record exec L.A. Reid at The X Factor judges table for the FOX show’s second seaon. For the first season of the hit singing competition (which originated in the UK), American Idol judge Paula Abdul and Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger were part of the elite judges group, but parted ways shortly after the first season ended.

Now that Brit is squared away, who will the final judge be?

Names such as Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, Fergie and Demi Lovato have been tossed around, with many saying the producers are leaning toward 19-year-old Camp Rock star Demi.

Though this is (potentially) exciting news, remember, British pop star Cheryl Cole was “officially” a judge for season one last year, but was only around for one episode, so it looks like anything is possible!

Do you think this is the right choice? Sound off in the comments!