Nicole Scherzinger To Host U.S. X-Factor
What exciting news for this Pussycat Doll! Nicole Scherzinger has been handpicked by Simon Cowell to host the U.S. version of X-Factor. Sources say that the deal is just about ready to go through.
“Never has there been so much behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing as with ‘X Factor’ USA. “Having lined up Nicole as a potential judge, Simon decided to try something different and unexpected, and have a non-mainstream presenter present.
“Nicole’s had screen tests and is a natural in front of the camera. Autocue does not faze her at all. As an established singer, both as a solo artist and in a group, Nicole will be great with the contestants and knows what she is talking about.I would definitely love to see Nicole in that position. She understands the ups and downs of the industry. However, I’m a little confused about the show on a whole. The concept is just too similar to American Idol.
“The approach was made a few weeks ago. And although she has still not formally signed, it’s all looking very positive.”
Simon also wants to sign on Cheryl Cole, but the show’s producers are concerned that she is not well-known enough in the U.S. to have any kind of name/face recognition with viewers.
Quick question — do you know who Cheryl Cole is? Would you like to see her host U.S. X-Factor alongside Nicole?
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