Ellie Goulding Joining 'X Factor'?

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Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole make their return to The X Factor UK for its eleventh season. Their decision to rejoin the series, after extended hiatuses, have many fans wondering who will accompany them on the judging panel.

Though not yet confirmed, Louis Walsh is, probably, a sure bet to return to X Factor as the third judge. This leaves one judging spot vacant. Last week, X Factor fans may have gotten an early spoiler on who will fill this seat. When talking to The Sun on Sunday, Walsh revealed that he heard Ellie Gouldng might be the new judge.

“I've heard Ellie Goulding. I just hope it's a girl," Walsh told The Sun.

A source working on The X Factor quickly shot down this rumor. The source said that there are “a lot of people being discussed.” They also said that Walsh "isn't involved in finding the fourth judge."

To further disprove this rumor, Goulding’s tour schedule makes it very difficult for her to be an X Factor judge. She tours the US in April, with her tour extending to such places as Australia, Canada, Singapore, and Spain; she ends her tour in August in the UK. X Factor’s 2014 season will likely air at the end of August or early September, but the judges may start the auditions in April. Another rumored, possible judge is Fergie. When Unreality TV asked Walsh who he preferred to see as the new judge, between Fergie and Goulding, he responded, “Ellie, without a doubt.”

When not being tied to X Factor rumors, Goulding is releasing videos. This week she unveiled the new video for her single, “Beating Heart.” “Beating Heart” appears on the soundtrack for the movie Divergent. She told MTV that the song “is about reuniting with the ones you love against all odds...'Beating Heart' is about being away from someone or knowing that you're always going to have to be apart from someone that you really love.” Goulding also added, “Like the universe will bring them back together. I think the song is basically that. Sort of relying on the fact that if you're meant to be drawn back together you will be."

In the video for “Beating Heart,” Goulding channels the movie and book series main heroine Tris, along with showing clips from the movie Divergent.

Goulding’s next tour stop is Lollapalooza in Buenos Aires on April 2nd.

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