The country singer met with the Fox series' co-producer FremantleMedia North America to discuss the possibility of joining the show as a member of the judging panel, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul exited the Fox series in late January, while host Steve Jones has also confirmed that he will not be returning for the show's second season.
Since the shake-up, a number of names for potential judging candidates have been rumoured, including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Katy Perry.
Britney Spears has also expressed interest in joining the show, according to Us Weekly. The singer allegedly reached out to the series recently.
Simon Cowell has confirmed that he will be adding two females to X Factor USA's judging panel.
Rimes recently admitted that she struggled with her weight when she was younger, confessing that she was fat as a child.
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