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Live Shows on The X Factor mean more than unexpected filming errors and us speed-dialing Fox on repeat — we’ll also be seeing guest stars stop by the X stage. Which acts may grace Mario Lopez with their presence this year?

Well, former judge Britney Spears, for one. She may have bowed out of returning to The X Factorbut that doesn’t mean the pop diva is gone for good. In a recent interview with Extra, judge Simon Cowell said he would be happy to welcome the “Work B**ch” singer to Season 3.

“Would you have Britney back to perform on The X Factor?” asked Extra reporter and Simon’s former flame Terri Seymour.

“Yeah, definitely have Britney back to perform,” he replied. That’s awesome, but is it actually happening? “Have you reached out to her? Have you spoken to her?” Terri pressed.

“I’m in touch with her manager all the time so maybe it’ll happen.”

What about Beyoncé? Since fellow Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland just joined X Factor USA as a judge, would Bey agree to perform for the show or even join in on a Destiny’s Child reunion à la the 2013 Super Bowl?

“I’d love to,” Simon says of reuniting the famous trio on his show. “Just give them a call, Terri,” he adds with his trademark smirk.

While the ladies B may still be up in the air, Simon says a group that owes its start to the series is a sure thing. “We’re definitely going to do One Direction on the show,” he says. Cue the screams of delight from 1Ders across the country (us included, obviously).

Which entertainers would you like to see perform on X Factor this season? Add your suggestions to the comments below and, fingers crossed, Simon will make it so.


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!