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Officially Confirmed! Nicole Scherzinger Will Replace Cheryl Cole As A Judge On US X Factor

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It's official. The powers that be from FOX and Fremantlemedia have spoken:

Chezza is out, Nicole IN!

The network released an official statement this morning confirming that Cheryl Cole will NOT be on the judging panel for the American version of The X Factor. Their statement reads:

"Nicole Scherzinger will be replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of THE X FACTOR. Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5 million dollar recording deal. Nicole has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge on The X Factor for the UK version of the show in 2010. Steve Jones will act as sole host of THE X FACTOR."

The deed is done! Congratulations for Nicole on the promotion!

And Cheryl girl, we don't know what happened, but we don't think you should lose too much sleep over this. Sure, this could've established you stateside, but there are so many more opportunities for you out there. Go get'em!

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27 comments to “Officially Confirmed! Nicole Scherzinger Will Replace Cheryl Cole As A Judge On US X Factor

  1. 1

    Nicole Shirtswinger? are you serious? she's so tacky and cheap… Cheryl had much more class and i think American's must be stupid if they can't understand an ENGLISH accent, as they do speak ENGLISH their selfs! Another thing, i think its wrong that they sacked her because of her accent! Its sort of like racism… excluding someone because they're different! AND… we have stupid fucking idiots like ' The Hoff' on Britains got Talent, but we accent him? and we can understand him, haha i mean seriously though Nicole is one of the worst replacements ever, i saw her perfrom on BGT and she was terrible, she wasn't even singing.

  2. 2

    Agree, somewhat with you Perez. This is no loss because this show is not going to big as big as Idol. Chezza is gorgeous but she should stick to Europe. She is not going to be famous here. As gorgeous as she is, forgettable.

  3. 3

    Emmm…no thank you. Not watching. Poor Nicole can't even make it herself, and she's not getting any younger. I was looking forward to Cole, but they hired redic Paula and wannabe Nicole. See ya.

  4. 4

    HUGE mistake letting cheryl go! i was looking forward to her US debut… what a joke this show is turning out to be!! i know not a lot of people here in the US know who chezza is… but if you're going to replace her, do it with someone people give a shit about… nicole-effing-scherzinger?!?! star-power = ZERO! poor decision on fox's part… i hope the show tanks without cheryl… no neither the US nor UK version will be watching this year… shame…

  5. 5

    YES! FINALLY! To hear it officially has made my day. She's not a great judge, she can't sing, her voice needs to be digitally enhanced and EVEN then its not any good, and she has to lip synch cos she's that bad. So overrated its ridiculous. Why does she deserve to judge other people for something she can't even do and get millions of pounds for it.

  6. 6

    Re: dansmet10 – U think CHERYL has class?? The same Cheryl that beat up a black bathroom attendant that was just trying to make a living? HA. And the ENGLISH accent is far different to the tacky GEORDIE accent. Cheryl has NO class whatsoever and NO talent.

  7. 7

    K.Good for Nicole. As for Cheryl, she'll bounce back. I'm rooting for her.

  8. 8

    K. Good for Nicole. As for Cheryl, she'll bounce back. I'm rooting for her.

  9. 9

    Finally FOX and Freemantle made the accouncement confirming that she is officially fired. Cheryl Tweedy didnt deserve to be judge, she is a greedy chav with no talent. I'm glad that FOX early on decided to fire her, they realized early on that she has a negative attitude and didnt wanna be in the auditions, plus those reported fights with Nicole. Go back to Ashley Cole in England and have babies with him and stay there!

  10. 10

    Nicole was really bland and charmless judging on the UK version, they'd have been better finding someone else entirely.

  11. 11

    "Nicole Shirtswinger? are you serious? she's so tacky and cheap… Cheryl had much more class"

    Highlights of "Classy" NeedyTweedy's career
    1) punching a toilet attendant for not giving her free sweets due to her "celebrity status" after just joining Girls Aloud
    2) got a job on the x-factor cos Simon "felt sorry" for her due to her cheating husband despite no talent and limited experience.
    3) milked the tabloids for the "poor me" stories since she can only depend her sucess on pity and not talent
    4) let two awful acts go through who clearly failed during judges houses performaces over more talented acts
    5) bullied Wagner and attempted to humiliate him live on air when she brought out of the blue random alledged quotes when even she had previously herself said "dont believe what the papers say about me its all lies…"
    6) completely depend on other people to pull the strings for her career 100% whether it be her sugar daddy Cowell or her "manager" Will.I.WAS
    7) sack her long-term manager and replace her with Will.I.WAS only to get sacked herself weeks later (what a great manager Will.I.WAS is)

  12. 12

    As for Nicole I wish her luck, we liked her in the uk version, had a good compsure on screen. She doesnt need to milk the tabloids for pity stories like Tweedy.
    I dont care how old she is or if she has had set backs in her career. What I do care about tho, if she is going to judge talent, is if she can sing. Which she CAN. I've seen her sing "rolling in the deep" by Adele live and she was spot on tune near flawless. Whereas Tweedy cannot sing live to save her life and relies ridiculously on auto tune. Keep in mind this "victim" when she thought this job was dead cert for her, fired her manager who represented her for several years. This girl has no comprehension of loyalty herself so dont expect a multi-billion dollar corporation or even Simon Cowell of all people to do so as well for her.
    She was stupid enough to sign a contract that said she could be chucked any time they wanted without notice, so it proves she not smart either on her own.
    Simply Poetic Justice

  13. 13

    ..who told chezza to wear that ?

  14. 14

    Scherzinger reminds me of a contestent on Ru Paul's Drag Race, to much makeup and tacky wadrobe.

  15. 15

    I can't stand Nicole Scherzinger..and I can't explain it….There is just something OFF about her…something not likable. I can't be the only one who feels this way because her solo album was scraped and for some reason she just can't make it to the top.

  16. 16

    Nicole Shiojwiojwhatever must have done something shady behind the scenes to force Cheryl out (whom I don't care for either). I mean look at her track record with PCD… Girl screams diva bitch (of course without the diva because no one knows who she is).

    I hope the show fails, there are enough singing reality TV shows out there and it would be entertaining to see how Simon Cowell handles failure.

  17. 17

    Nicole is gross! Her outfits are cheap and tacky. She looks like the Thai tranny from Hangover 2! That show is going to bomb. I've watched Simon and Paula on Idol for sooo many years, and now Fox is trying to repackage an old act and sell it to us as a new show. They substitute Randy with that Reid guy and throw in a C-list ex PCD, so formulaic, boring!! I'd rather watch The Voice!

  18. 18

    This Sucks! No X Factor for me.

  19. 19

    Well that show is going to suck.Paula is going to be the star and her team is going to be the favorites because Nicole is as likable as a cold soar and how can somone with no talent pick and help those who may have talent? They should have gotten dannii her and paula would have made a great team.

  20. 20

    How dumb is Cheryl for letting Will I AM represent her throughout this mess. Thanks to him her career is over. Many thanks actually!

  21. Be55y says – reply to this


    Re: a_word_of_advice
    Couldn't have put it better myself
    And Will I am a knob head as a manager ha ha so it will be the same idiots who by his auto tuned drivel that will buy cheryl Tweedy's Crap aswell, and if he manages to get Rihanna, Usher or anyone to work with her is 1. ridicules 2. Why? she cant write her own her song's or verse's, Cant sing or dance so why would they unless they are paid to agree to have her on there track.

    Also to all people who say X Faxtor wont be as big as idol or the voice is so Wrong, when the show kick's off you wont be able to help but tune in, like we did and it wasn't because of cheryl it was because of the format of the show and the talent that emerges from it, you still love the boring cheesy format of idol so u are going to love the fact that there 4 category's including the Groups and over 25's plus the 4 judges mentor their acts and pick their songs for them each week. you will love this show , then in another ten years time when we are bored of it you will still be playing the X Factor as if its the best thing on TV lol

  22. 22

    i'm gutted cheryl tweedy/cole/whatever got fired. this means she's bringing her autotune machine and crime fetish back to the uk. i hope the UK press/ ITV will be as smart as fox and not push her on us any more.

  23. 23

    WTF? seriously Nicole shitsinger? eww she may be pretty but what else can she do apart from dance around a pole? cheryls won xfactor twice…she knows it like a book and shes been in the same position. Nicole is just a wannabe and cowell can fuckof to america because the UK DOESNT want him back!!! welcome home chezzA :)

  24. 24

    Re: Be55y – il think ul find cheryl can dance!! she may not be a 'good singer' but its not just about singing its the whole thing and pressence and she has it!!

  25. 25

    Its funny some people here are like "I'm not watching the show without her!" LOL. Most people here have known of her existence since like 15 minutes ago so stop acting like you've been a long life fans of hers.

  26. Be55y says – reply to this


    Re: caz_barbie – I am entitled to my opinion and it seems apart from the few desperate & blind cheryl lovers, everybody agree's.

    She cant sing and has never been able to sing i remember when she got voted in the girl group everyone going crazy because JAVINE the only person who could cleary sing in that competition was never put through, due to her being coloured and not fitting in with the image they wanted for the group. Cheryl was only ever picked on her looks.

    Where as i dont think Nicole can sing brilliantly she is 100% better than cheryl and dont even get me started on the her dancing. Cheryl can NOT dance are u blind? whereas Nicole can and proved by that winning Dancing with the stars so i think u will find Nicole has the whole package and FOX obviously agree as they sacked Cheryl.

    Cheryl is a self obsessed no body, who owe's everything to her husband for cheating on her and making her the nations sob story so simon felt sorry enough to hire her, now 3 years on everybody can see through her sob story specially as she is so fake & nasty. Her true colours are coming out now, kARMA IS A WONDERFUL THING Lol

  27. 27

    Good luck to both women.