Nicole Scherzinger is getting ready for her performance on The X Factor, but she still hasn’t chosen her song to perform. Her No. 1 U.K. single “Don’t Hold Your Breath” was released in the U.S. on Aug. 16.
“If it were up to me I would be performing every week,” Scherzinger tells Billboard after performing “Don’t Hold Your Breath” on “Live with Regis and Kelly.” “I have to make sure to have the right song (for ‘X Factor’). It has to be a song that people will love. I’m judging a show where the prize is $5 million. The bar is raised. I know what I’m looking for and I’m going to make something special. My idea for the presentation is to throw everything into it. It’s full throttle.”
Cheryl Cole has been dropped from the judging panel on ‘X-Factor’ and has been replaced with ‘Pussycat Doll’ Nicole Scherzinger.
It is being reported that Cole was dropped largely because producers were concerned her English accent would be too difficult for an American audience to understand.
Producers also thought Cole and fellow judge Paula Abdul had a “lack of chemistry.” Well, Abdul doesn’t really have chemistry with anyone. She kind of marches to her own drum. But okay.
Producers now want Cole to return to the UK version of the show, but she’s allegedly so pissed over how it handled that she may be done with ‘X-Factor’ entirely.
With Cheryl out, Scherzinger will take her seat and Steve Jones will be the only host on the show. Scherzinger was originally going to be a host as well. The show debuts in September.
Well that’s a pretty crappy deal. Being fired for something you can’t control, like say, your voice. I think Scherzinger is a good replacement, but it sucks for Cole as she was hoping to appeal to a larger American audience.
Simon Cowell’s U.S. version of ‘The X-Factor’ is prepping for its first taping tomorrow and the hosts have been revealed, reports E Online.
It is being reported that Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones are set to host the show.
We know Scherzinger as the hot lead singer of ‘The Pussycat Dolls,’ but who is Jones, you ask? Jones is a big league live TV host in the UK where he’s known for shows like the popular music series ‘T4 Music’ and a BBC celebrity panel quiz show, ‘As Seen on TV.’
“Congrats to Steve Jones on landing the US X Factor co-hosting gig,” Piers Morgan tweeted, “great guy, really pleased for him.”
As for the judges, L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole have both been confirmed, but that still leaves one position open. Guess we’ll have to wait and see. It is being speculated that Paula Abdul is a front runner, but I highly doubt it. I mean, she left American Idol for a reason.
‘X-Factor’ is responsible for heavy-hitters Leona Lewis, so I’m sure the U.S. version will churn out some real talent as well. My hope, though, is that they don’t just focus on the singing, because we have enough shows like that (‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice’ come to mind.) I think they should incorporate dance, singing, instrumental, whatever kind of talent there is, if they want lots of viewers.
Are the Pussycat Dolls done for good? Did anyone know that they were actually still together?
Newest reports state that the all-girl pop act have broken up after there was beef between solo star Nicole Scherzinger and the rest of the girls in the group. According to the New York Post, the front woman is no longer on speaking terms with the rest of the group, and they have had it with her hogging all the limelight.
The paper also said that a source told them that “it is war” between the two sides. “They have broken up for good. None of the other girls are speaking to Nicole, who they believe took the limelight, then went off to do her own thing.”
When The Pussycat Dolls shot to worldwide fame after they released their dance hit “Don’t Cha,” perhaps above and beyond the other group members, critics and fans adored Queen Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
Now, four years later, it seems that the group’s lead vocalist receives more negative criticism than support. On sites like YouTube and other message board forums, countless of “fans” accuse Nicole of constantly providing lead vocals while other vocally talented members, most notably Melody Thornton, rarely, if ever, sing.
But why does that still surprise people?
When the group originally signed their record deal, Nicole was specifically given the role of lead singer. At no point were Thornton, Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt or ex-member Carmit Bachar given equal status in the group.
So yes, while the name Nicole and The Pussycat Dolls may be more suitable, I have yet to hear the other Dolls complain that they are just merely background dancers to Nicole.
Next month’s WrestleMania event is set to feature a one-two punch of music entertainment from Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and Kid Rock.
According to People, Scherzinger will open the pay-per-view event with “America the Beautiful,” a tradition that has been carried out by the likes of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Ashanti and John Legend in the past.
Kid Rock will later take the stage for a medley of his greatest hits, including “Cowboy” and “Bawitdaba.”
PUSSYCAT DOLLS star NICOLE SCHERZINGER has ditched her toyboy lover, TALAN TORRIERO, because she hasn’t got time for romance.
The sexy Don’t Cha singer, 29, and Laguna Beach star Torriero, 20, have been an item since the reality TV star split from former fiancee Kimberly Stewart last year (06).
But Scherzinger has ended the romance because she’s too focused on her pop career – as she prepares for the release of her first solo album Her Name Is Nicole in October (07).
She confirms the split in German magazine Yam, stating, “We’re not together anymore. I’m totally focused on my career at the moment and I have to make sacrifices. I had to realise there’s no time for love at the moment.” (KL&BRP/WN/IG)
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