The rumour mill has been working over-time in recent weeks but we think that we might have our first judge for the first series of the American X Factor. And it is… LA Reid. Nope we’ve never heard of him either, but we’re guessing he’s kind of a big deal across the pond.
A source told the Hollywood Reporter that Cowell has all but confirmed the Island Def Jam Chairman, real name Antonio Reid as the first judge on his panel. “It’s a done deal” said the insider.
The three-time Grammy Award-winning record executive, songwriter, and record producer. He is responsible for signing and helping bring Mariah Carey, P!nk, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Kanye West, Avril Lavigne, Toni Braxton, TLC, Usher, Ciara, OutKast, and Dido to multi-platinum album sales.
The full panel will be announced next week ahead of the auditions which start on March 27th.