When Britney Spears quit the show after just one season at the start of the year, our minds went into overdrive as to who could replace the pop princess.
According to Entertainment Weekly, 32-year-old former Destiny's Child member Rowland is said to be that person as she is ready to sign on the dotted line.
Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell will be the only remaining judges after the exits of LA Reid and Spears, while Mario Lopez will return as host for the struggling reality show after Khloe Kardashian was fired.
Production for the X Factor USA's third season begins on Tuesday (May 21), so a decision will have to be made soon.
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