NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations for “The X Factor” says Paula Abdul will be the fourth judge on the new Fox singing competition.
Abdul will be on hand for Sunday’s taping of the first judging session in Los Angeles, according to a person familiar with the talks. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because Fox and the show’s producers had not authorized public comment.READ MORE: Irvine Man, 67, Killed In Solo-Vehicle Crash In Tustin
Widely expected, Abdul’s participation reunites her with fellow judge Simon Cowell, her former sparring partner on the “American Idol” judging panel.READ MORE: LA To Offer Appointment-Free COVID-19 Vaccines At City-Run Sites
Previously announced judges include British pop superstar Cheryl Cole and Grammy-winning producer Antonio “L.A.” Reid.
“The X Factor” is open to solo singers and vocal groups age 12 and up. It premieres on Fox this fall.MORE NEWS: Flower Shortage Drives Up Costs This Mother's Day
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