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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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Mikki Lanclos    

What a poor choice! She is one of the rudest snottiest singers and when she was young it wasn't any better. Is she going to mentor them into being *******s like she was?

Lots of examples, but I remember when Idol was in it's first season and Kelly and Justin were the finalists and presented an award to her and Kelly Clarkson tried to give her a hug, like all presenters do, to congratulate her and she shrugged her off and made this face like she was trash trying to touch her... Her attitude hasn't gotten better.

BAD CHOICE SIMON!

885 days ago
32.

Joan K    

Must be another slow news day, who cares?

885 days ago
33.

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.

885 days ago
34.

tre    

so glad i don't watch this show

885 days ago
35.

Anrield    

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

885 days ago
36.

Meggie24    

They need to get PINK as a judge.

885 days ago
37.

Celebrities Suck    

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

885 days ago
38.

Julessaidso    

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

885 days ago
39.

Rene    

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

885 days ago
40.

Jim in Cali    

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

885 days ago
41.

toasty    

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

885 days ago
42.

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.

885 days ago
43.

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.

885 days ago
44.

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!!

885 days ago
45.

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.

885 days ago
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