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One Direction is one of the hottest boy bands in years, formed by Simon Cowell after the bands’ members finished strongly on the seventh season of “The X Factor” in the U.K. The group’s debut album recently topped the U.S. chart, and it had a successful performance on “Saturday Night Live.”
But there’s a problem: Another U.S. band already calls itself One Direction.
With two empty seats to fill at the “X Factor” judges table, we thought we would help Simon Cowell by providing a few suggestions about who should fill those seats. Who’d we think might be good? Oprah (but does she really know music?), Janet Jackson (is she too sweet?), Pink (do some still annoyingly think of her as a poor man’s Xtina?), and the ultimate - Mariah (no cons here). Six more picks to fill those chairs and make you say, “Nicole who?”
Who do ya’ll think would make ideal Paula and Nicole judge replacements on “The X Factor”?