Well, this is just silly!
Although Cheryl Cole is expected to break into American mainstream now that she's allegedly signed a deal to be on the judges panel of the stateside version of X Factor, she's apparently concerned that her thick Geordie accent will be a turn-off to audiences, and wants to take elocution lessons!
A source explains:
"Cheryl was thrilled to accept the offer, but she is terrified it could all go horribly wrong, and has said: 'what if nobody likes me?' She thinks being hated in a country like the US could kill her career overnight. Having elocution lessons is a real prospect for Cheryl now. She's proud of her roots and doesn't want to change how she speaks, but she accepts that if the Americans don't understand her, they will quickly turn on her."
Although the lessons aren't an awful idea, don't go stomping out your heritage, bb!
It's not like it's terribly difficult to understand you! And we think that your accent is lovely!
Just another trait that will separate you from the rest of the music scene here in the USA!
Be yourself, just like you always have, and it will surely work out as is!
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