Hmm…we definitely think she should be on the judges panel, but we could understand why execs would be more comfortable with her in this position!
Sources close to Simon Cowell have revealed that although he desperately wants Cheryl Cole to make the stateside transition with him to the US version of The X Factor, he may have to change her role to that of a mentor, similar to what Sinitta does on the UK edition of the reality competition!
The insider explains:
"Simon desperately wants Cheryl to be a judge but if that's knocked back by Fox chiefs the next option is to start her as a mentor. It would be a way to test how she's received in America. Plus viewers would be able to warm to her first, rather than having her thrust upon them by going straight on the panel. The truth is, nothing has been signed and the producers still aren't convinced."
Truthfully, we do agree that it's a gamble - but it's one that will DEFINITELY pay off!
Chezza just needs to get her feet wet with American audiences, and if that means as a mentor, then we could definitely get behind that!
But we would LOVE to see her ultimately as a judge!
What do U think?? What role should Chezza play on the US X Factor??
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