Britney Spears 'Signed' To 'X Factor USA', Singer Reportedly 'Beyond Excited' (PHOTOS)

PA  |  By Posted: 10/05/2012 11:56 Updated: 10/05/2012 11:56   PA

Britney Spears is said to be "beyond excited" for her upcoming judging role on The X Factor USA.

The pop star has apparently signed her contract to join Simon Cowell and LA Reid for the second season of the American version of the hit talent competition, following months of talks, reported E! News.

"The contract is signed. There's been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she's on," a source close to the star said.

"It's all completed and Britney is beyond excited," the source added.

Judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were axed from their seats on the judging panel following the show's inaugural season, along with Welsh host Steve Jones.

This will be Britney's most high-profile TV stint since 2004's short-lived reality series Britney & Kevin: Chaotic with ex-husband Kevin Federline, although she has made appearances on shows like How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace and Glee.

"She's ready for this. She can't wait to sit down next to Simon at the judges' table and give this everything she's got," the source continued.

"She is excited about showing the world that she can do this, and do this well. This is the perfect next stage in her career. Both Britney and Simon are very excited to work together."

Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato have been linked to the fourth and final judge's seat, which has yet to be filled.

PHOTOS: Britney’s best moments...

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  • Britney's career started out when she starred in The Mickey Mouse Club along with famous faces Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling.

  • ... Baby One More Time put Britney on the world's radar. The schoolgirl outfit might have had something to do with it, but the catchy tune is still being played in 2011.

  • Britney wins Female Artist of the Year at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

  • Britney celebrated going silicon on the Internet in 1999. The Silicon CD Award was presented to her for her album <em>Baby One More Time</em>, which advanced into the top ten albums played on computers worldwide.

  • Britney performed in her famous red catsuit at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 2000.

  • In September 2000 Britney attended the MTV Music Video Awards in New York with her childhood sweetheart Justin Timberlake. Timberlake's band *Nsync won awards for Best Pop Video and Viewer's Choice.

  • Britney made her mark dancing with a snake at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.

  • In one of her less stylish outfits Britney hangs out with Michael Jackson in the press room at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.

  • Britney's first kiss with a woman was with Madonna and it was captured on camera at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

  • Britney was thrilled to receive her star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame in November 2003.

  • Britney appears to forget her clothes at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.

  • Back in the spotlight - Britney makes a public appearance when she takes her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James to Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> in Las Vegas, April 2011.

  • Britney secures her comeback at the Billboard Awards with a raunchy performance with Rihanna this April.

  • Britney wins the Video Vanguard Award and Best Pop Video Award for her <em>Till the World Ends </em>video, at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

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