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Khloe Kardashian

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Khloé Kardashian Odom has the X factor Simon Cowell is looking for!

Well, almost. The E! star is one of the finalists for the coveted hosting gig of Fox's The X Factor, sources confirm to E! News.

We exclusively reported that Khloé was in the running for the gig back in July, along with Mario Lopez, Stacy Keibler and Kelly Osbourne, among others, but it seems Khloé has emerged as a top candidate. According to a show source, others who screen-tested this week included Kevin Jonas, Erin AndrewsAshley Roberts and Glee's Kevin McHale.

While speaking to reporters yesterday, Cowell said he is looking for two hosts, one male and one female, preferably with no prior hosting experience.

"That will make it more interesting," he explained. "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."

Since The X Factor kicks off with its audition round, there's no rush to find the hosts, but Cowell says fans can expect a decision "in the next seven days."

Our fingers are crossed for you, Khloé!