X Factor and Simon Cowell fans, are excited about the UK reality show hitting stateside this fall. Rumors are flying on which judges will be sharing center stage with Simon Cowell. Who’s on the music moguls wishlist? When will the X Factor auditions start?

In recent interview, Simon Cowell has mentioned that Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, and even Mariah Carey are in the running.  Cowell confirmed today that Mariah is no longer being considered for the X Factor judges seat. Could be because she’s ready to give birth to twins? Too much Mommy duty? He says, “I can rule out Mariah. She was literally going to be, like, eight months pregnant, and that wasn’t going to work,” he told New York Magazine.

Music magicman LA Reid will ride shotgun next to Simon Cowell on the X Factor judges panel, with two more stars to be announced shortly. What’s most exciting about X Factor, is the winner will receive a $5 million dollar recording contract. Simon Cowell is serious about finding the next superstar. I wonder if they will have any American Idol rejects?

Today, DailyMail is reported that over 18,000 people arrived at the X Factor auditions. A show insider is quoted saying, “The scenes down here are crazy. There are around 18,000 people here and the numbers are growing by the second. There’s gridlock on the freeways into the venue, its absolute chaos. These auditions are going to be going on well into the night — there are a lot of people to get through.”

Who will Simon Cowell choose as his two female X Factor judges? It seems natural he would pick Paula Abdul since they share such incredible energy. Simon a Libra and Paula a Gemini, make a perfect cosmic match. Jessica Simpson, born under the astrology star sign of Cancer fans would love. Astrologically, I could see her coming to blows with Simon Cowell over contestants. Will LA Reid be the voice of reason? Reid a Gemini, will be very “intelligent” in his comments and bring humor to the show. Astrochicks vote is on Jessica Simpson and Paula Abdul as the new X Factor judges. Stay tuned.

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Jacy Nova

Jacy Nova is the resident Astrologer and Managing Editor for Astrochicks.com. Born under the zodiac sign of Virgo, she has a Libra Rising and Libra Moon.