After the departure of X Factor judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, judge and producer Simon Cowell has big shoes to fill. Names that have been tossed around to possibly sit at the judges table next season include Britney Spears, Fergie, Janet Jackson, and most recently, Avril Lavigne.
Avril is no stranger to the singing competition -- she preformed her song "Complicated" on the finale last season with second-runner up Chris Rene.
Avril is keeping mum on the rumors, but Simon Cowell told J-14 last week that new judges will be picked "over the next few weeks." "There's a load of speculation, some true, some not true," Simon added. "It's true to say that a lot more people have entered the frame this year and we really waited to see who was going to contact us before we actually contacted people. We're in that place right now, which is a good place to be in. We will meet a number of people over the next few weeks, mainly to explain to them that this is a big commitment when you do a show like this because of the mentoring aspect. But I can't confirm or deny any of these rumors at the moment."