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The second week of The X Factor was fantastic — two episodes jam-packed with standout performances from Tate Stevens to Julia Bullock — and ratings jumped above The Voice’s. But one thing is still missing from the show. What’s that, you ask? Um, a host.

Simon has previously named Khloe Kardashian as someone he thinks would do a good job, although he stated (a little vaguely, in our opinion) that he’s quite a fan of not having a host. It’s been a little while since we have heard any more news about the hosting gig, and we’ve even heard talk that Khloe’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians schedule might keep her from being able to commit to the talent show. TMZ reports that E! is worried the time Khloe would need to spend promoting and filming the FOX show is a problem — one that might be a deal breaker.

While it may be possible for negotiations to end with Khloe behind the mic, rumors are flying about other possible solutions. Perez Hilton reports that Khloe and pro-host Mario Lopez will be co-hosting the show, which seems strange considering Simon previously said he’d prefer to have someone who is a new to the whole hosting thing. Mario has loads of experience, having previously hosted Dancing With The Stars, Extra, and America’s Best Dance Crew.

TMZ confirms there will likely be two hosts, but says that a third candidate, Corbin Bleu (yeah, we know you loved High School Musical as much as we did), may be a choice if one of the other two doesn’t work out.

With all these possibilities, it sounds like it’s time to take it to the fans. What do you think?

Sources: TMZ, Perez Hilton

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