Looks like Cheryl Cole won’t be coming to the USA to judge on Simon Cowell’s “X Factor” after-all. According to new reports, the British singer lost her spot to Pussycat Dolls breakout star Nicole Scherzinger, who has previously guest judged on the original UK version of “X Factor.”
After Cole was announced as a judge for X Factor USA, Simon and his team caught a lot of flack for their choice with the general consensus being “Cheryl who?” But Cowell, convinced his pick would win over some fans in the States, stood by first his choice. FOX, however, didn’t agree with Simon, and gave Cheryl the boot.
But why would FOX hire Cheryl, then just a week or so later, fire her without reason? Well, according to TMZ, producers were largely concerned that her thick English accent would be difficult for American audiences to understand, and not only that, but Cole and fellow judge Paula Abdul has a “lack of chemistry” … and one or the other simply had to go.
Producers now want Cheryl to return to the UK version of the show, but sources on the inside say she is so pissed off at how the situation was handled, that she may nix her relationship with “X-Factor” altogether.