Madge for X Factor
By SARA NATHAN
MADONNA is in talks to perform on this year’s X Factor, TV Biz can reveal.
And the Queen of Pop is one of a number of top acts Simon Cowell has his eye on.
Others being lined up to perform on the ITV1 talent show include outrageous chart sensation Lady GaGa and Umbrella singer Rihanna.
Acts … Simon Cowell
He is also dead set on getting Robbie Williams. The ex-Take That star has spent years in the wilderness and Cowell is desperate to get him to make a comeback on the show.
Meanwhile diva Beyonce is being asked to make a comeback after wowing audiences last year by belting out her hit Listen with eventual winner Alexandra Burke.
Beyonce will be in town while they are filming X Factor as she is doing two more dates at London’s O2 stadium in November. An insider said: “The last series proved anything is possible when Beyonce performed with Alex. The final got 15million viewers and that is enough to entice the biggest stars on to our stage.
“This year is going to be bigger than ever – we are planning to get the best names in music. Madonna and Robbie would be sensational.”
TV Biz has told how X Factor bosses got ?million budget boost this year, which could pay for stars.
Meanwhile, Xtra Factor host Holly Willoughby told on Twitter that the X Factor returns on August 22. This is likely to anger ITV bosses who like to keep scheduling secret so rivals can’t steal their thunder.