Nicole Scherzinger might’ve gotten cut from X Factor US, but it seems she’ll be sticking around on the UK’s version… that is, if Sharon Osbourne has anything to do with it!
Sharon, who had judged XF UK from ‘04 to ‘07, finally made her return this past weekend as a guest mentor!
While helping out Louis Walsh during the judges’ houses round, Sharon took the opportunity to address the rubbish that's been floating around about former Pussycat Doll, Nicole!
The outspoken Osbourne recently took credit, stating:
“She was my find! I had her as a guest judge on X Factor a few years ago. I spotted her!”
One Direction fans especially may remember that Nicole guest judged in 2010, when she suggested that the five solo boys be brought together as a group!
Sharon continued her praise, saying:
“I think she's brilliant. She's actually quite a naughty girl… She's beautiful, funny. She was up dancing at the auditions already, so she'll be great fun.”
Aw! How sweet of her!
As you may recall, there had previously been talk of Nicole getting booted from the show, after some considered her not exciting enough for the panel!
We’d say if you have Sharon fighting for you, you have a pretty good chance of victory!
Seems like Nicole's safe for now!
[Images via WENN.]
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