But does she really? I caught up with the country star last night to find out what's going on...
"I love the show," she said at Bovet 1922's Hollywood Domino Gala & Tournament at the Sunset Tower Hotel. "I mean, I love all the shows."
She continued, "I was a kid on Star Search when I was eight. I obviously have an 18-year career in this business."
Sure sounds like she's campaigning itching for the gig.
Entertainment Weekly first reported that Rimes has even met with Factor coproducer FreeMantleMedia North America about the job.
"There are a lot of unknowns, but I'm always open," she told me, choosing her words carefully. "Always open to many, many different things."
Now we want to hear from you. Do you think LeAnn Rimes would be a good X Factor judge? Sound off below—and, of course, feel free to make your own suggestions, too!