Simon Cowell, the British music executive, television producer and entrepreneur, known for his role as an extremely critical judge in talent shows such as American Idol, Britain’s Got Talent and Pop Idol, has recently announced that he has hired a very unusual guest judge for next year’s season of X Factor; Willow Smith.
She will be working alongside Simon and other unconfirmed judges such as Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls and the much-loved Mariah Carey. The ten year old daughter of Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett will be the youngest judge ever to evaluate contestants on the show. She has already starred in various films and released a hit single titled “Whip My Hair.”
A source has stated that “Simon is determined to make US X Factor a complete triumph and he’s going to pull out all the stops to make sure that happens. Willow is big in the States at the moment, and Simon knows people will be fascinated to see her take on the competition. Simon’s been really impressed whenever he’s seen Willow interviewed and thinks she’s amazingly mature for her age.” Cowell has also told friends that he is greatly impressed by the girl’s “star quality.”
The new X Factor season will begin in September.