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Okay, call it wishful thinking, but Demi Lovato tells MTV News that she “would love to see Lady Gaga” among the panel of judges for X Factor 2013. We can’t say we disagree. Lady Gaga would be perfect for X Factor. Let’s make it happen, Simon Cowell!

Like Brit, Gaga is a consummate performer, and she knows what being a successful pop star is all about. Also — let’s face it — she might be a little more dynamic as a mentor and judge than Britney was at times. However, we don’t think even Mama Monster herself could ever top this, the greatest face ever made on live television:

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However, Gaga’s judging skills have already been tested and she’s a natural. On the most recent season of So You Think You Can Dance, Gaga not only gave astute criticism during her appearance as a guest judge, but she was clearly moved by some of the more emotionally stirring performances of the evening. That kind of passion may be just the sort of jolt X Factor needs to bring its ratings up.

But as much as we can wish and hope for Lady Gaga to join the X Factor coach-judge team, we have to admit it’s probably a long shot. The woman is constantly touring and lives to perform. We’re not so sure she’d be willing to take time out from her breakneck schedule to fill a judge’s seat on X Factor 2013.

Then again, Lady Gaga may have no choice but to slow down. She was admitted for surgery February 20 to deal with a show-related injury and chronic joint pain:

If Gaga is healing from severe joint pain and a surgery to help correct her injuries, her willingness to slow down might not be a factor. She might have to. So, what better way to maintain a connection with her fans than to help usher them into stardom?

Source: MTV News