Katherine Jenkins appeals to Cowell for X Factor slot
According to the People newspaper, Jenkins used an appearance at an iTunes Live event in London to say, "I am a mentor to contestants on Popstar To Operastar so I've made the move from stage to telly.
"It would be a similar kind of role so I am getting the relevant training to join Simon on the panel.
"I now know what he has to go through with the contestants. What it's like to have to deal with them when they get upset. I totally understand why CHERYL COLE gets tearful too. I've been the same when some of the celebrities on my show are gutted to go home."
Do you think Ms Jenkins would be a good replacement for the Australian?