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Avril Lavigne

In the Running

for 'X Factor' Judge Job

2/26/2012 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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With two judging slots to fill, it seems the folks at "X Factor" might not have to look far to fill one of the spots ... because former L.A. Reid protégé Avril Lavigne is interested in the gig ... TMZ has learned. 

According to our sources, Avril had her people reach out to the folks at "X Factor" to let them know she'd like to be considered for the job. Our sources says Avril feels that since she came up in the biz at such a  young age, she can mentor the kids on the show the right way.

We're told talks are already happening between the two sides.

Besides her connection to Reid, Avril performed on the finale of season one of "X Factor" with finalist Chris Rene.

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Joan K    

Must be another slow news day, who cares?

969 days ago
32.

jezzy    

simon cowell... where ever you are?! she is the biggest mockery of what is canadian! please. whatever you do... gary the retard is a better judge of character than she is. for the sake of the british union, and all that is canuckian, DO NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE. EVERYTHING SHE TOUCHES GOES TO POOP. you should know better. just sayin.

969 days ago
33.

tre    

so glad i don't watch this show

969 days ago
34.

Anrield    

She will be such a wonderful mentor, she will show those kids how to lip sync their heart out!

969 days ago
35.

Meggie24    

They need to get PINK as a judge.

969 days ago
36.

Celebrities Suck    

Excuse me but Avril Lavigne who? She's not even relevant! xfactor must be desperate to fill those empty seats...

969 days ago
37.

Julessaidso    

Bad idea X Factor producers. There is no way she will get you higher ratings. Keep looking! Desperate much? Lol

969 days ago
38.

Rene    

Really? Did anyone see just how snotty and arrogant she was on Idol? Personally, I can't stand her.

969 days ago
39.

Jim in Cali    

This chick has no career so she might as well be on a reality show.

969 days ago
40.

toasty    

NO! I H8 THIS BIACH! I WILL NEVER WATCH IT IF SHE IS PART OF IT!

969 days ago
41.

ChunkyLightning    

She would be a good choice from the perspective that she's attractive and would be good eye candy for the guys forced to watch the show with their other half. Other than that though I think her time has come and gone. Not that those she would be raplacing are in the same position.

969 days ago
42.

Grumpinmcpunkkin    

Is there a list somewhere of all the candidates for the new judges position? Maybe The X Factor should let the public/viewers vote on who the new judges are.

969 days ago
43.

Mel    

Seriously?! Avril sucks! She has nothing to bring to the table! She has never put anything worth while out and how is someone so trashy going to mentor kids?! This has to be a joke!!

969 days ago
44.

james    

Avril is perfect for the job. She is very talented that can kick ass. She is also very lovable and has a heart to mentor aspiring artist.

969 days ago
45.

bunny    

If nobody cares about her music why would anyone care if she works this D List show?

969 days ago
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