Fergie has reportedly added her name to the race fornew X Factor judges in the U.S. Sources tell Life and Style magazine the My Humps singer has had "some conversations" with the producers and music and TV mogul Simon Cowell, and she hopes to fill one of the spots left by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul on the show.

And, if the reports are true, Fergie could be up against Britney Spearsfor one of the two vacancies - because Cowell has announced he wants a man and a woman to join him and Antonio 'L.A.' Reid on the panel.

A source tells the publication, "It's in the early stages, but Fergie'sthe one who approached the producers about joining the panel".

Earlier this month (Mar12), it was reported that Spears was in talks tobecome an X Factor judge.