Beyonce Being ‘Courted’ For X Factor Panel?

Beyonce is said to be on the list of ‘big stars’ Simon Cowell is seeking to revamp his X Factor USA panel.

Following the firing of both Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul Monday, sources now say Beyonce could be in line to take a seat between Cowell and LA Reid in September.

According to sources speaking with Chicago’s Sun Times, Cowell is considering Beyonce and Mariah Carey due to the star power used to propel NBC’s The Voice (Christina Aguilera) and American Idol (Jennifer Lopez).

“Simon wants nothing but the best for the X Factor,” an X Factor insider told The Mirror.

In related news, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell seem to be on good terms following Abdul’s exit. Releasing a statement Tuesday, Abdul claimed to “understand” why she was not asked to return for a second season.

“Simon and I, along with Fox and Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation. Simon is, and will remain a dear friend of mine,” said Abdul.

The X Factor USA returns this Fall on Fox.