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Celebrities We’d Love to See on ‘The X Factor’ Revival’s Judging Panel

Jennifer Lopez at the Los Angeles premiere of "Shotgun Wedding"Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

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The popular singing competition show that took the world by storm, The X Factor, has been off the air for several years. However, rumors of a revival have been swirling, and fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the show. If The X Factor does indeed make a comeback, there are a number of celebrities who would be perfect for the judging panel. We list down some of the big music industry names along with reasons on why they would make entertaining judges.

Celebrities We’d Love to See on The X Factor Revival’s Judging Panel

1. Lady Gaga

Known for her bold persona and avant-garde fashion alongside chart-topping pop songs, Lady Gaga commands attention whatever she does. Her knowledge of vocals, songwriting, and live performances coupled with her flair for drama would captivate young contestants.

2. Ed Sheeran

The British singer-songwriter has won hearts worldwide with his unique vocals, relatable lyrics, and exceptional guitar skills. Sheeran can provide grounded feedback on originality and creativity for aspiring musicians trying to find their voice.

3. Rihanna

One of the best-selling female artists and dynamite performers, Rihanna has grown from a teen pop star to a global superstar. She can judge all aspects from stage presence, marketing, and developing a unique personal brand, essential for the show winners’ future.

4. Elton John

A music legend with decades of experience across genres, Sir Elton John knows exactly how to identify real untapped talent.

5. Billie Eilish

Representing Gen Z, Billie Eilish has already won millions of fans in a short career span with her refreshing emo-pop songs. She can provide insight into relevance for youth audiences and originality as somebody who broke all industry norms right at the start.

6. Jennifer Lopez

One of the hardest-working women in the entertainment business, Jennifer Lopez is the ideal person to judge the resilience and work ethic required to survive an unforgiving industry post-show. She brings knowledge of vocals, dance, performance, and showbiz.

7. Harry Styles

A fashion icon and former member of the world’s biggest boyband One Direction, Harry Styles connects exceptionally well with audiences. His experience rising to stardom through The X Factor itself brings invaluable perspective for potential winners.

8. Mariah Carey

One of the greatest vocalists of our times, Mariah Carey’s impressive five-octave range and chart-topping songs make her perfect for coaching singing techniques. Adding her as a judge can greatly help vocal evaluations.

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