With Simon Cowell returning to the judging panel, alongside Cheryl Cole, it would seem the music mogul is pulling strings for some A-list guests.
Madonna has never appeared on any kind of talent show before, but it seems the queen of pop is set to make her debut this autumn.
A source told The Sun: 'It's looking very hopeful Madonna will perform, possibly in November on one of the live shows. There are a lot of big names releasing music at that time, but she's absolutely the number one name we are trying to secure.'
They added: 'She needs her next album to be a success in the UK and a performance on ITV in front of 12 million people would be the best platform.'
Madonna is reportedly being lined up for the much-coveted live final performance - but she's not alone.
X Factor producers are reportedly sweet-talking Irish rockers U2 and British superstar Adele for the slot.