As we reported over a week ago, singers Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Pink were also on the short list of potential judges to replace fired panelists Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.
When asked about the rumor, Janet, totally tongue tied and smiling from ear to ear, responded: “Oh my God. No, I’m not a judge on The X Factor.”
Too smart to stop there, Anderson pressed Miss Jackson a bit more. “You’re not currently a judge on The X Factor,” to which the R&B superstar replied, “No, I am not. But that’s all I really think I should say.”
Simon Cowell heightened the excitement, tweeting “We Have a few surprises to announce soon. This is getting interesting.”
Should Miss Jackson actually take on the role of judge, she will in opinion do so at the expense of the musical comeback her fans were hoping she would make in either 2012 of 2013.
On the upside, appearing on the show could open Janet up to a whole new fan base who may not know her outside of the over-hyped Super Bowl controversy of 2004.
To watch Janet’s interview tune in to “Anderson” tomorrow at 4pm EST.