The producers approached Jackson when their original plans to start negotations with Whitney Houston fell through due to her sudden death. In fact, talks were originally planned with Houston the very week after the Grammys.
However now Jackon has taken herself out of consideration for the The X Factor gig saying tersely that "it just wouldn't be possible" for her to join the show. So now the producers are back to square one.
Any of you have any suggestions?