Official: Cheryl Cole Axed From ‘X Factor USA’; Scherzinger Confirmed As Replacement

Published: Monday 6th Jun 2011 by Sam

After much speculation and undeniable media spin, an official announcement has been made regarding the judging panel of the X Factor USA.

Full story after the jump…

In a joint press release, Fox, Fremantlemedia and Syco TV said:

“Nicole Scherzinger will be replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of The X Factor.

Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5 million dollar recording deal.

Nicole has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge on The X Factor for the UK version of the show in 2010. Steve Jones will act as sole host of The X Factor.”

And there, folks, you have it. It’s great to see an end to the farce that was Cheryl’s signing. Perhaps now she’ll hustle the way far more talented acts have to. That, or she could just re-join Girls Aloud – as its being widely reported she will.

The plight of the marginally talented. Oh well.

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  1. MUSICISME June 6, 2011

    So basically, they only signed Nicole because Cheryl chose NOT TO come back… Americans do not even like Nicole… And she is hardly talented… And hasn’t Cheryl sold more solo records than Nicole?????

    The show is a joke and it has not even started!

    Amen!

  2. jay June 6, 2011

    BYE BYE CHERYL! u milked your 15minutes! its sooooo annoying reading about her everyday on internet/tv/papers! thank god shes off r tv!

  3. Kerry Johnson June 6, 2011

    rIHNNA AND NICOLE ARE SLAYING
    NUFF SAID

  4. Kerry Johnson June 6, 2011

    KISS ME!!!

  5. KAT DELUNA FAN June 6, 2011

    Cheryl can eat her Biscuits pacefully at home now

    great

    NEXT->

  6. Kerry Johnson June 6, 2011

    CHERYL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GAGA

  7. Douglas June 6, 2011

    Nicole is better than Cheryl, most talented and will rock on the panel.

  8. Even.Your.mums.better.than.britney June 6, 2011

    Nicole was great in the UK

  9. SWEETHE♥RT (A.K.A. ICON) June 6, 2011

    GOOD LUCK TO NICOLE AND GOOD RIDDANCE TO CHERYL COLE! Nicole is very talented and know what she talking about because she’s been in the industry for years. Did Cheryl think she had a chance? She must thick, stupid and naive to think that she will get this gateway to success. You can’t cheat success. Being Simon’s lapdog gets you only so far in life. I think it’s time for a reunion of Girls Aloud.

    But this whole thing was a PR stunt for XF USA they wanted people to talk about show to create hype around it. But XFACTOR UK and American Idiot still beats XFACTOR USA. Kelly and Gary are great additions and Jlo and Steven have been great on AI too.

  10. blaaa blaa blaa June 6, 2011

    who the heck does cheryl “COW” think she is! i hopes she dies and eats her self!!!

  11. Imgunnacheckuboo June 6, 2011

    Who cares, this show jumped the shark before it even aired.

  12. Leila June 6, 2011

    Good for Cheryl finally… who wants to work with a stupid teamp like Fox anyways.. they want her, they axed her, they want her.. it’s a real joke.. I guess its better she have 1.5 million for 4 days of work and say goodbye. But no worry, she will come back later in the us lol

  13. Ihavetheclap June 6, 2011

    What’s not being reported is that whoever this Cheryl chick is still getting paid her $1.5 million dollar fee regardless. So I dunno who this heaux is but she is def winning. She only worked two weeks. I wouldn’t mind being dismissed either. Now can we stop seeing posts about her? Nobody in America knows who she is and I get the impression from the kids across the pond they don’t care for her too much either.

  14. shaayla June 6, 2011

    I mean she’s gonna need it as her career isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, especially in the states. Cheryl would have been good, something different but oh well they did her dirty though.

  15. shaayla June 6, 2011

    Oh yeah and Cheryl’s stll winning as she’s still getting paid lmaoo – Nicole will probably get paid LESS and she’s actually on the panel.

  16. Rafael June 6, 2011

    @Kerry Johnson
    Why must you bring Rihanna and Gaga into this? why are you so f****** stupid and annoying???? go stan for your red headed goat somewhere else…

    Well… Nicole is far more talented than Cheryl! Cheryl sold more records but that doesn’t mean she’s talented… anyone can sell records these days… you just have to know how to lipsinch and you’re fine…

    This is awsome… I remember that old Girls Aloud intervire where Cheryl bashed Nicole so much and now look what happened honey! hahahaha SHE DESERVED IT!!

  17. Kerry Johnson June 6, 2011

    @RAFAEL

    EAT A D***!!!!!
    RIHANNA>>>>>>>>>>>GAGA
    NUFF SAID

  18. Rafael June 6, 2011

    @shaayla

    Cheryl is still winning??? getting the boot from a show before it even started, getting replaced on your fist job you turned your back to… and now all she has to do is go back to her band and see if the other girls will still want it…

    Nicole stays winning!!!

  19. Rafael June 6, 2011

    @Kerry Johnson

    retarted… go talk about Rihanna where it matters… not here… you idiot…

  20. NY-Superstar June 6, 2011

    Who cares…..this show will flop just like Nicole’s solo career did the first and current time.

  21. Aryo June 6, 2011

    YAAYYY, as i said b4, this is wot shudve had been from the start of the show!
    GO NIC!

  22. Bdaboss June 6, 2011

    Nicole is perfect for the U.S. Version of the show. People HERE actually know who she is other than what’s her name.

  23. Kerry Johnson June 6, 2011

    @RAFAEL

    SPANK ME!!!!

  24. Aryo June 6, 2011

    @NY-Superstar
    x factor WONT flop!
    the winner is gets 5 million dollars! and fox is promoting for it all the time on tv!
    there is no doubt that itll be the biggest tv show in US!

  25. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN June 6, 2011

    Awe… no cheryl= show wont be as watchable

  26. Kerry Johnson June 6, 2011

    RAFAEL HAS BEEN DEFEATED BY KERRY JOHNSON
    THE END!!!

  27. SAFC June 6, 2011

    For all the people who are suggesting that Tweedie is more talented than Nicole really need to get a life and catch themselves on. Cheryl isn’t even in the same planet when it comes to talent/success even with the help of Cowell and William. She imo was nothing more than a backing singer/dancer to the more talented Nadine Coyle.

  28. Re: KERRY JOHNSON June 6, 2011

    Miss gurl!

    Do you spend night/day here bashing gaga! Get a life

    xoxo

  29. Kerry Johnson June 6, 2011

    @ RE KERRY JOHNSON

    IM NOT A GIRL, AND TO ANWSER YOUR QUESTION NO!!!!!!!
    NOW KISS ME

  30. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-BAHAMAS♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ June 6, 2011

    I think it’ll be boring without Cheryl to be honest. Well I hope they have Alexandra perform, Leona can make an appearance or two as well lol.

    But yeah Nicole is a lil boring lol.

  31. Timago June 6, 2011

    LOVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. JUDAS666 June 7, 2011

    CANT STAND CHERYL BUT NICOLE IS A WANKER HERSELF!! SAW HER ON XFACTOR UK AND SHE SUCKED!! SHE WEARS HER HEART STRINGS ON HER SLEEVE AND CANT MAKE SOUND DECISIONS WITHOUT HER LAME EMOTIONS AND FAKE CRYING!!!! A TOTAL FLOP IN THE US. SIMON IS DEF A POOR DECISION MAKER. WHAT A F****** JOKE HE IS.

  33. FierceMCC June 7, 2011

    good choice!

  34. Matty June 7, 2011

    @MUSICISME Are you American, cause that statement defiantly doesn’t sound like you are, because it’s completely inaccurate!! People like Nicole without a doubt … they just wish she was still making music with the rest of the Pussycat Dolls! lol
    Cole Who?!?

  35. Aryo June 7, 2011

    Shut ya f***** mouth @JUDAS666

  36. Scott June 7, 2011

    Simon Cowell needs to stop promoting talentless racist like Cheryl and arrange the careers of Syco acts like Leona and Alexandra, he is a dimwit.

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