Whitney Houston's death has shocked fans. The 48-year-old singer was found dead Saturday afternoon in her California hotel room. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but there is plenty of speculation.
After her death, rumors emerged that the legendary singer was being considered for a spot on the show The X Factor. The show recently let go two of its judges, former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and former American Idol judge Paula Abdul. Obviously, Simon Cowell wanted someone new for the job and Houston may have been it.
Simon Cowell spoke out after her death to set the rumors straight and to express his condolences. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cowell spoke with Piers Morgan Tonight and regarding the singer's death he said:
"I am absolutely devastated by this news. I am so sad for her. She was undoubtedly the greatest superstars of all time. One of the greatest voices in our time we're likely ever to hear."
Cowell knows a thing or two about good voices. He has searched for the next big thing on both American Idol and now the X Factor and has had to listen to many try to pull off a Whitney Houston song. Of course, those who tried to belt out one of the diva's hits rarely made it to the next round. Houston sang her songs with such majesty that very few could pull it off.
So, was Cowell considering Houston for The X Factor? About that he said:
"We were ironically going to meet on Monday and of course, one of the names we were going to be talking about in that meeting as a possible mentor on the new series of X Factor was going to be Whitney Houston. Given the choice, I would have liked to have taken her under my wing as well, because she would have been the ultimate, ultimate mentor to any contestant coming on the show."
Cowell is right in saying Houston would have been a great mentor for so many aspiring stars. Despite her many troubles, no one will ever argue that she was an amazing performer and left this world too soon.
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