Nicole Scherzinger And Cheryl Cole Battling for X-Factor US Judging Role

Posted by PZ on February 9th, 2011

Simon Cowell has revealed that he is in talks with both Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole for a position on the judging panel for the upcoming X-Factor US series – now the girls have to battle it out and win over Simon if they want the job. Simon recently quit work on American Idol but will make a return as a judge for the X Factor show. He commented on Scherzinger’s talents as a judge:

“She is gorgeous and she does know what she’s talking about.”

Cheryl is also reportedly gearing up for the same position, so both girls are likely to battle it out for one of the judging positions, while Simon has joked that he would no longer consider Christina Aguilera:

“Pre Super Bowl, yes; post no.”

Also potentially in the running are Ricky Martin and Usher, who he said he ‘likes’ as well as Fergie who he says in ‘underrated’:

“I love Fergie… She’s one of the most underrated singers in this country.”

At this point, they could make a whole other show about picking the judges for X Factor US – just tell us already!

Category: Cheryl Cole, Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell