Sep 07, 2012 03:35 PM EDT
It seems the Kardashian family isn't slowing its quest for world domination anytime soon.
The increasingly popular family is poised to expand its reach once again as Khloe Kardashian has become the first choice among producers of "The X Factor" to host the singing competition's live shows, TMZ reports.
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Kardashian reportedly impressed the show's producers, including Simon Cowell, during a screen test for the hosting gig, and now the suits are getting close to making a decision.
"There's at least an 85% chance she'll get the job," a source told TMZ.
E! News reported that Kardashian's competitors for "X Factor" host duties include Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez and Stacy Keibler.
One reason Kardashian appeals to the producers is that she's likely to pull in more viewers from the young demographic the show has already targeted by hiring Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as judges.
Cowell told reporters he is looking for two hosts, one male and one female, in an effort to shake up the show.
"That will make it more interesting," Cowell said. "There's so much talking on these shows, 11 or 12 minutes. It's too boring, as Ryan [Seacrest] demonstrated, for one person to say everything. You've got to mix it up a little bit. I kind of know what we're looking for, but that's why we screen-tested people."
Cowell added on Thursday that fans can expect an announcement of the new host "within seven days."
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