Nicole Scherzinger‘s stint on the X Factor may have come to a public and abrupt end last year, however it seems the singer isn’t ready to cut ties with the Simon Cowell franchise just yet.
Find out what we mean below…
It was announced today that the former Pussycat Doll purr-er is to guest judge on the UK instalment of the show tomorrow. As many know, the 4th judging seat remains vacant since Kelly Rowland quit the show earlier this month. Scherzinger joins the likes of Geri Halliwell, Rita Ora, and Leona Lewis, as those drafted in to “cover” pending the appointment of a new permanent judge.
Given the mammoth, yet fruitless push behind Nicole’s solo cause, it kinda figures that she’s getting in where she fits in at this point. We just hope she’s able to leverage the coverage she continues to get (despite next to no success) into something that finally works for her.
Randomness: In somewhat of an interesting development, Kelly Rowland flew into London yesterday. What for is anyone’s guess; although we hear it may be for a video shoot of sorts.
In an ideal world, this whole “leaving episode” needs to have been an elaborate stunt by the producers to ensure column inches, with Kelly returning in time for the Boot Camp stage.
If not, it re-affirms how messy the whole shabang is, as well as confirming (for the cynics) that it was indeed Kelly who left the show. For, had it been a case of producers letting her go, a new judge would have already been lined up instead of the current predicament – which for the first time in the show’s history sees no 4th judge in seat from the start of filming.
Needless to say, it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.