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It's Official! Cheryl Cole CONFIRMED As Judge For American X Factor!

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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??

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80 comments to “It's Official! Cheryl Cole CONFIRMED As Judge For American X Factor!”

  1. 1

    I don't think Americans will accept her very well… I don't think anybody really knows who she is. Plus, she's not American.

  2. 2

    why is this shit breaking news???!

  3. 3

    Thank you USA for taking her away!

    Not sure how you are going to understand her though?

    I'm British and struggle!!!

  4. 4

    he better choose Paula Abdul, this is America, we dont need another Pierce Morgan on our hands…1st this site hypes up this chic for years and we dont even care abt her and now this…ok well lets see what all the hype is abt and if its good, PEREZITO, u called it first!!! btw isnt it weird how she is older n tries to look like Selena Gomez??

  5. 5

    Sucks to be you, she's shit, send her to Antarctica, that'll get rid of her when you're bored with her, cos us Brits dont want her back.

  6. 6


  7. 7

    i hate this bitch for the sole reason of being associated with you.

  8. 8

    This sucks. She is a nobody here in the USA. She brings nothing to the show. Horrible choice and I hope it doesn't take long to send her back across the pond.

  9. 9

    Must be a pretty big deal. You didn't call her a stupid nickname.

  10. 10

    HURRAH Cheryl Cole will be a GREAT judge on U.S.XFactor, Cheryl is completely charming and talented but she's also completely gorgeoue and i LOVE Cheryl cute accent, LOVE Cheryl songs Fight For Thse love and Promise This. CHERYL AS A JUDGE ON U.SXFACTOR WILL BE AWESOME

  11. 11

    How annoying that you think Americans will give a fuck.. no one will know who the fuck she is.. all her buddies are just trying to get the trick famous over here.. even your dumb ass Perez.. get over her.. what the fuck is so great?

  12. 12

    Let the homo's rejoice. More gay ass campy british state fair type talent shows.

  13. 13


  14. 14

    WTF is this bitch and this confirms how fake and irrelevant all these singing shows are.
    A judge is nothing but a puppet; all you gotta have is a pretty face.

  15. 15

    everyone commenting should shut the fuck up and go back to living under a rock, this girl is incredible and lovely and the stupid dumb ass brits that are making horrible comments about her are simply jealous of her taking her career forward so they feel the need to slate her wherever they go. cheryl hasn't done anything wrong at all she has stayed humble and genuine so don't listen to nasty comments that any brits leave about her they're just trying to make her out as a bad person for their own entertainment because they have nothing better to do than to sit and read news about her all day then make a nasty running commentry about it. this girl is PERFECT and so fuck if nobody in america knows her, everybody starts off as a nobody and makes their way up which is what cheryl is risking

    so sit the fuck down, you stuck up mongs. NUFF SAID!
    i love chezza.

  16. 16

    Re: Htownspitfire – she doesn't try and look like selena gomez.. selena gomez has mentioned plenty times that cheryl cole is one of her idols they are two completely different people however they do look a like a bit.

  17. 17

    Re: SadieG – simon cowell is not american either!

  18. 18

    She's going to fail so hard! She cant spot talent.. No really. She not even talented. She lipsynces and sounds horrible when she finally sings live! AND she is NOT an artist! She doesn't write any of her songs OR play any instruments!! So stop being idiots! People in England have her all figured out! she is HORRIBLE! Now, ll in America can know also!!

  19. 19

    why do we care about someone who peaked back in early 2003ish….you keep trying to push the cheryl cole agenda….it is boring…..and why do we care if she is a judge….more importantly it does seem a tad silly that we have a couple of brits on the show they are trying to make american……for fuck sake….make it american……

  20. 20

    Who. Cares. Why must you shove this chick down our throats too?

  21. 21

    I don't even know who this girl is but I have seen you promote her on your site several times and Simon seems to want her to make it in America. This is only about boosting her career up because he could easily get a judge that is more well known in America, I guess we'll see if the gamble pays off.

  22. 22

    no one gives a shit.

  23. 23

    Idol got JLO, The Voice got Xtina, and X factor gets who???????? certainly they could have done better!

  24. 24

    Aside from Perez being all up her ass, I have no idea who the hell she is…nor do I care. I woulda' watched w/Paula, but this nobody and Reid? Forget it!

  25. 25

    Re: BITCHyoulostyourmind – HA HA HA HA!! I SOOOOO AGREE w/you!!!

  26. 26

    Re: SadieG – that is sooo many people's excuse but when american idol first started no one knew who simon was or randy the only person people really knew was paula and simon isn't american either

  27. 27

    I cannot be pleased for her. I can't stand the woman, she's an absolute joke.

  28. 28

    Re: ILoveJesseMac – she actually wrote a lot of the songs on both her solo albums

  29. 29

    they couldn't do better then her? i guess will just have to wait & see how this goes. u would think that if u bringing a show to the american people then u might want to have people on the show that americans know but i guess simon cowell knows what he's doing rt he made a name for himself in america on american idol who would of figured…lol!!

  30. 30

    If no one cares then why the hell are you all reading this AND commenting? Kind of defeats the purpose.

  31. 31

    Few people actually dislike Cheryl Cole in the UK, when she first joint X factor she was dubbed a national treasure! The only people against her are those anti-X factor because they dont like simon cowells power over the charts, which i doubt america has an issue with since there's no complaining over american idol contestants doing well. Shes stunning, and came through a similar how herself so why shouldnt she have a shot at it? she made X factor young and interesting again in the UK.

    AS for the idiot who said she copies Selena Gomez's 'style', get your facts right, few people in the UK know who she is, so the chance of her copying her are pretty unlikely. AND, numerous interviews show selena saying Cheryl is her idol, both before and after Justin Beiber said Cheryl was one of the most beautful people he'd ever met.

  32. 32

    haha the voice is gonna shit all over xfactor. so funny simon got a zlist nobody!

  33. 33

    WOOP! I'm so happy my UK loveeeeeeeee is gonna be on my tv! :)

  34. 34

    She is not England's Princess or whatever, no-one even likes her! Just read the comments above. ^

  35. 35

    love cheryl….does that mean she has left the UK version along with simon?

  36. 36

    She is no way loved in the UK her career is all smoke and mirrors.She cannot sing live and mimes every performance.Plus Perez forgets that Cheryl beat up a toilet attendant and racially abused her the American press are going to disown her.

  37. 37

    Don't be a hypocrite, Perez it was you saying it would be a disaster for her to be on the panel. Good luck to her anyway, she's very overexposed in the UK so it will do here good to get out of the public eye here for a bit. I wonder if this means she's leaving UK X Factor, they have usually started filming by now.

  38. 38

    Love her… I listen to her and Girls Aloud music through pandora. Also, I get to see her at the LA Auditions.

  39. 39

    UGGG!!! I was really looking forward to XFactor US because I have watched the Brtitsh XFactor and like it so much more than AI or the Voice , but really? Cheryl Cole. She is soooo boring. So bland! So vanilla! As Re: ellebelle513 – put it so nicely, Cheryl Cole doesnt hold a candle to Christina or JLO and Simon really made a bad choice.

  40. 40

    All I can say is good riddance!The show has gone to shit since she joined! Dannii was amazing last year and actually gave criticism instead of Cheryl's comments: I like your hair, You looked like you were enjoying yourself, I love that song….!
    Yawn! Get an opinion Cheryl!!!
    So glad the UK one now has the chance to redeem itself with two new judges, the Americans can watch Simon get a boner everytime she looks at him!

  41. 41

    LOL! Oh this is going to bomb. No one knows her! I only know her because of this fucking site! I listened to her live on youtube one time and I swear she sounded like a cat being slowly ran over by an 18 wheeler. It was just that bad. I use to think Britain had musical taste!

  42. 42

    TRUST ME you will end up loving her, you cant not. look on you tube at UK x factor. i think its hilareous that the brits are taking over america-we are a tiny country. you guys are SHIT!!hahahaha

  43. 43

    Wonderful! I'm so happy for Cheryl.

  44. 44

    So Simon gets his smoking buddy eh?. Watch them scoot off to his dressing room every chance they get. Only to arrive back to their chairs, late, sucking on mints. It was so rude how they kept everyone waiting for them on UK X Factor!

  45. 45

    What the Fuck is a Cheryl Cole i would shit on her face if she told me i sucked a singing we people want to hear from well accomplished musicians not half ass British Nobodys

  46. 46

    Good Riddance. I hope she never comes back.

  47. 47

    Re: emmak999 – What..you mean how the British public heard her endless sob stories to gain popularity and how the British public love her fake teeth, tears, hair and personality? Oh and then there's the lack of real judging from her too!! I watch American programmes to see Americans, NOT some jumped up, talentless coat tail rider. She's dumped you fans quick enough hasn't she for pastures new and yet you think she's amazing!! I'm embarrassed to think that many Americans will think Cheryl Cole is the best we have. Cowell should have used American talent..mind you, I get the impression that no true celeb would touch the bloody XF with a ten foot music pole!

  48. 48

    Re: british(L) – That's not at all true. I know more than a few people that dislike her, she was accepted on the UK X Factor at first because she seemed genuine, by last year she'd gotten so up herself. And I'm not Anti-simon cowell just because he dominates the charts every christmas with The X Factor winner… I, as do a lot of others, just see Cheryl for what she is. I watch The X Factor every year, I've never disliked Cheryl for her role in that, I think she's incredibly overrated and has never once done anything significant. She's a waste of space. Hope America keep her over there!

  49. 49

    I am PLEADING with you Americans…. please don't look at Cheryl and think all Brits are as useless and vacuous as her.

  50. 50

    Re: SadieG – So is Simon Cowell:/

  51. 51

    This rocks. I love Cheryl, she's so funny and genuine. I wish they could have all 4 judges from the British version over here, but I guess that was never an option.
    I've watched my fair share of Cheryl Cole and Girls Aloud videos, and I find it really interesting that there are so many negative comments about her solo stuff, but everyone LOVES her when she's performing LIVE with the Girls– are people just bitter over the fact that the band is on hiatus?
    I think the X Factor will blow the Voice out of the water (even though I'm pretty sure the show will be done by the time X Factor starts airing). I watched the first episode of the Voice and everything just felt like everything was rehearsed and fake. And I can't stand Xtina.

  52. 52

    Wow, Idol and the Voice get accomplished artists (Xtina and JLo) and X Factor gets a nobody. Someone who got famous because her ex hubby who is a soccer player (soccer is big in the UK) cheated on her. *rolls eyes* This show is going to bomb. Anyway, right now I'm enjoying NBC's the voice.

  53. 53

    i think people are skeptical now bc they dont know about her here but i think once they see her on the show they will love her. I just randomly started watching clips of x facotr and i absolutely fell in love with her and now im a huge fan. i think shes gonna be huge over here bc shes beautiful, talented, and entertaining!

  54. Zob says – reply to this


    For the low-class Brits who are complaining about Cheryl Cole coming to America… your loss is our gain. It's just sour grapes. Cheryl is gorgeous and a talented performer in her own right as well as being a proven top-notch X-Factor judge and mentor. America is going to fall in love with her. And don't worry about her accent, I've been watching X-Factor here in the USA every season and not only do I have no trouble at all understanding her… I think it's downright sexy. I couldn't be more thrilled with the news that Cheryl is coming here! Woohoo!

  55. 55

    Dear God, she will become even more animated an fake than she did when simon told her Fox producers were watching her last year. Before this she was quite reserved. She never used to chair dance, woop and holler. Painful viewing. Truly painful.

  56. Zob says – reply to this


    Re: SadieG
    You're wrong. I'm an American, I know who she is, and I can't wait until she's on X-Factor USA. You people don't even realize what a treasure you have in Cheryl… and if you don't want her, your loss. We sure do!

  57. 57

    Re: HtownspitfireRe: Htownspitfire – selena's obsessed with cheryl? in an interview a couple years back, selena admitted when she was in england for a couple of days she became fascinated with cheryl and is obsessed with x factor! selena admitted that if she could do a duet wit anyone it would be cheryl and that she sometimes LIKES TO THINK THAT SHE IS CHERYL COLE….selena sounds a bit stalker there.but she just looks up to cheryl. GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT…ever since then, selena's always been copying cheryl's looks. like pairing red lips with that red dress cheryl wore..ALSO.JUSTIN BIEBER IS MORE OBSESSED WITH CHERYL THAN SELENA..so hell yes selena wants to be cheryl.

  58. 58

    CHERYL COLE IS GONNA BE A HUGEEEEEEEEEEEE SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love love loveeeeeeeeeee her!!!!!!!!!!

  59. 59


  60. 60

    Re: SadieGRe: SadieG – that's not true. i'm from the caribbean and i watch x factor. love girls aloud. and very well know who cheryl cole is. in fact. everyone down here knows about cheryl cole.

  61. 61

    Re: blabber123Re: imprettierthanyou – she didn”t DO ANYTHING IN AMERICA YET. but u still know about her before she even released her music or began x factor usa…. IDIOT…

  62. 62


  63. 63

    I’m not much of a simple worker, living in Belgium (a small country in Europe). I’m French, but I can understand both English and American speaking people and also Cheryl Cole's accent. So haters aren’t you a little bit idiot ? Is it another expression of jealousy ? Cheryl Cole is a pretty and cute girl, but the most important is that she’s a really great great great girl inside. You’ll love her, trust me ! And yes, in her past, she'd also made mistakes, but who doesn't !?

  64. 64

    I think idol did really well in the beginning because it was the first of it's kind. The voice needed to get famous judges so they could bring their fans to be their audience. I think this show will only do well because Simon is attached to it. This chick will be the new Paula in that her opinion won't really matter, she's just eye candy for the guys. I still have no idea who she is though

  65. 65

    Re: SadieG – simon cowell is british you moron

  66. 66

    Re: starstrukk47 – As an American living in the UK now, she is talentless shit. Britney could out sing her(when she is not lip syncing, which is not very often) and that is sad. And someone said she does write her own songs, no she doesn't, and if she got ANY writing credits then it's bullshit. Seriously it's pathetic how talentless she is and how everyone forgave her for beating up a black woman for no reason. Getting paid this much is a privileged that someone who is capable of that kind of violence does not deserve. The UK is ok with violence(go to a lot of the pubs over here), but it is seen as trashy in the US.

  67. 67

    Why the fuck do we got to be haters just because no one likes her? Maybe we got a fucking reason.. She has a bad reputation and she sucks at singing and entertaining (in my opinion) and she is a nobody in the u.s… she should stay where she is -_-.. she most likely only got the part because of simmon…

  68. 68

    Re: buhwahdmoda – Bitch shut the fuck up.

  69. 69

    love cheryl

  70. 70

    Haters gon' hate!

  71. 71

    LOL americans arent gonna be able to understand a word this slag says. eww all the twat has going for itself is looks.. no talent. her voice is vile it makes me wanna vomit

  72. 72

    the skank probably sucks simons dick

  73. 73

    Re: Htownspitfire – Isn't it weird that Selena only mentions Chavyl when she is in the UK??

  74. 74

    Re: buhwahdmoda

    get bloated off my cum you retarded whore

  75. 75

    Re: british(L) – But he NEVER mentioned about Cheryl in AMERICAN interviews neither did Selena. It's that they are in the same umberella record label in the UK

  76. 76

    Re: chris600 – OR..because had they have mentioned her name in american interviews american audiences wouldn't know who they were talking about? until now.

    You can be for or against Cheryl being on X-factor, but any comment just plays in to her and Simons hands. Simon wants to cause controversy, thats how he became popular, and as much as these haters slag her off they still spent time writing about her and probably will stull tune in to see what all the debate is about. Either way - win for Cheryl & Simon Cowell. A failure celebrity is one not being talked about.

    Also..Simon Cowell wasnt known in America until American Idol - just saying.

  77. 77

    In reponse to these stupid racism comments…

    She married a black man and is best friends with Will.I.Am - screams racsism. She had a scrap with someone in a toilet, when she was young and immature, I highly doubt half the idiots on here have never done something they regret when they were young.

  78. 78

    It wasn't the public that said she was the nations treasure believe me, it was the media we all knew she had no talent from the start. Simon cowell fancied her thats why there was so much of a hype about this bit of classless trash

  79. 79

    Re: british(L) – You don't seem to watch American interviews because the have NEVER mentioned Cheryl in ANY AMERICAN interviews. Anyway she only married Ashley Cole for his money, for publicity and to cover up the fact that she has beaten up that poor toilet attendant. Just because she is a '"friend" to a black person does not mean that she is not a Racist. Everything you say is trying to lie about her past and everything you say screams STALKER!! Get lost you obssessed 'Cheryl loving' thug in training.

  80. 80

    She's a talentless hag who become semi famous in England for dating a footballer. If it wasnt for her connections and the people she knows(Simon Cowell) no one would ever know who the fuck she is. She got the gig she's probably sucking Simon's dick.