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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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46.

bunny    

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

785 days ago
47.

shirley    

Why?

785 days ago
48.

Yo bitch     

Avril judging talent? LMAO!

785 days ago
49.

Carl    

Am I the only person that realizes she was a one (or two) hit wonder that hasn't done anything worthwhile in years?

785 days ago
50.

sean    

Great song writer, that's about it, her personality is awful, If she's a judge on the show I will not watch.

785 days ago
51.

Madness    

Who better to host a fake talent-show than a fake talent ? Bravo !

785 days ago
52.

Silvie    

OMG...I didn't like the show to begin with and the only way I will consider watching is if JANET JACKSON (La Reid's real protigee) is a judge!!! Avril Lavigne is too young and her career is on the skids!!!! Janet on the otherhand has been around almost her entire life and knows the ups and downs of the business and how to reinvent yourself to stay around for a lifetime.

785 days ago
53.

LiveOutLoud    

If Simon puts this dirtbag on the show, I'll never watch.

785 days ago
54.

Kari    

Simon is the reason I don't watch it--not the other judges.

785 days ago
55.

kj    

What a joke! She has nothing to contribute. Who wants to watch her? Who repects her? She is the one in need of a mentor! She hasn't changed her look, image, style or anything. Her style is from 15 years ago! She had a hit maybe 10 years ago and has a NO personality. Plus, she was a guest judge on AI once and tried to be rude to everyone and she needs to look in the mirror. Who could take her seriously?

785 days ago
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INeedFacebookFriends.com    

Simon will start wearing a tinfoil hat.

785 days ago
57.

BB in CA    

Come on Simon. You can do better than her. And don't hire any bioch that's stupid enough to walk around wearing an animal's fur. I'd watch if you hire Jared Leto or someone as witty, talented and intelligent as him.

785 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

SO when nobody wants top buy your records anymore, you turn to being a vocal mentor? What can she possibly offer except a warm, willing mouth and the ability not to gag to the producers?

785 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Wow, I forgot that superstar Avril performed in the season One finale with Chris Rene. Man, his career took off like a rocket after performance. LOL!!!!!

785 days ago
60.

me    

Sooooooo talent isn't a prerequisite then???

785 days ago
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