'The X Factor': Who Should Replace Paula and Nicole?

Angel Cohn
Television Without Pity

Clearly, hiring music-industry professionals was of no help to "The X Factor," as demonstrated by the recent axing of judge/mentors Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger (as well as host Steve Jones). Who should replace them? We suggest that Simon Cowell look to already successful reality TV judges, whether or not they have experience critiquing singers. While some of these personalities might seem like an odd fit, each one of them would be more fun to watch than the former Lakers Girl and Pussycat Doll.

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