Singer Katy appeared on the panel for the 'X Factor' auditions in Dublin. "1 was a serious consideration as was, weirdly, her husband Marc Anthony. Mariah Carey's other half, Nick Cannon, is also in the frame," the Mirror quoted a source as saying.
"But Katy really came on Simon's radar after the Dublin auditions. She absolutely nailed it. She was a natural."All the recent hoo-ha forced his hand slightly and he decided to offer her the gig and gauge her response.
"Katy was thrilled, especially by the package which is said to be a 220,000 pound-a-show deal. She has agreed to meet Simon and studio bosses in the States this autumn to see if something can be done," the source added.