Finally! It's about effing time!
Fox has JUST announced that Cheryl Cole will officially be joining Antonio "L.A." Reid and Simon Cowell on the judges panel of the American X Factor, and the threesome will begin touring the country to attend contestant auditions!
Simon Cowell says in a statement:
“I’m thrilled for Cheryl. She is massively excited about this show, and has been fantastic to work with. She is also a complete brat! Most importantly, this girl can spot talent.”
Oh, those two are always at each other! LOLz!
And Cole continues:
“I’m so excited to be taking part in the American version of THE X FACTOR. I absolutely love it here in the U.K., and with the talent they have out in America, I’m sure we’re going to find someone very special. I can’t wait to get started. I just can’t decide whether I am more excited to find and nurture the talent or for the unbelievable amount of amusement and entertainment I will have watching Simon doing everything and anything he can to beat me. He’s tried to beat me for three years in the U.K., and hasn’t even come close. His ego must be so bruised. America is gonna love this.”
Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, agrees:
“Cheryl Cole has the whole THE X FACTOR package: She’s an incredibly talented artist and performer, as well as a style icon, and she has that special charisma that draws in fans around the world. Cheryl’s charm and chemistry with Simon have been a key part of the overwhelming success of ‘The X Factor’ in the U.K., and we can’t wait to welcome her to the U.S. on our air.”
And executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz concludes:
“As a young artist whose talent show discovery led to almost immediate stardom, Cheryl’s career exemplifies the promise of THE X FACTOR. Her empathy and passion for identifying and nurturing undiscovered talent has made her a huge hit with British audiences, and I have no doubt America will fall in love with her beauty, her accent and her incredible chemistry with Simon Cowell.”
Amazing! We have a good feeling about this decision!
Now hurry hope and secure that last judge! It's time, guys!
What do U think?? Who should take the final spot on the panel??
[Image via WENN.]
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