The list of former judges on Fox's The X-Factor reads like the attendance list at a Passages Malibu: Addiction Cure Center for celebrities obsessed with proving their talent (Nicole Scherzinger, 2011; Demi Lovato, 2012), relevancy (Cheryl Cole, 2011; LA. Reid, 2011-12), mental competency (Britney Spears, 2012), or all three (Paula Abdul, 2011). For a show that's run for scarcely two seasons, that's quite an accomplishment. Most of the blame (or credit) should probably be given to Simon Cowell, who treats each of the more than 1,000 television shows he produces like his own personal carnival curbed specifically to his sadistic humor.
So with that in mind, here are 10 musicians who have a very good chance at filling one of the two empty X-Factor judge seats next season.
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