Watch: Nicole Scherzinger Snaps Back At Cowell; Sings Whitney’s ‘I Will Always Love You’

Published: Thursday 29th Sep 2011 by Sam

Last week’s X Factor USA premiere saw Nicole Scherzinger panned by some sects of the media for being “too boring”. Fast forward 7 days, and any such notion is dashed as quickly as a Cheryl Cole.

For when fellow judge Simon Cowell likened a wack contestant to the 31 year old, sassy Scherzinger hit back with a must-see response.

Peep the action after the jump…

She did that.

Your thoughts?

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  1. JR September 29, 2011

    Chile that was cute but she sure is hell aint no Whitney. LOL…Simon is funny as hell!

  2. Steph September 29, 2011

    I have an impression of bitchy-ness when I watched the first 2 episodes.
    I am so missing a quality of heart, something fresh from this panel of judges.
    Not a big fan of Cheryl Cole musically but at least in the few footages she was in, she was exuding love and kindness. With this panel, it looks so overdone ans so fake the relationships between them. I need AUTHENTICITY.

    It is so strange but I am more interested by X Factor UK because of the judges and the good atmosphere they convey….LOVE

  3. Damon September 29, 2011

    Nicole may not be the best singer in the world but she’s so under rated! She’s better than Britney in my opinion. Britney can’t sing live. Nicole needs to chose better her songs and she’ll do ok. Hope this time is finally her time! I’m loving her in X Factor.

  4. Aryo September 29, 2011

    O M G DID U SEE THAT? WOOOOW SHES THE BEST SINGER IN THE WORLD

  5. Cedric September 29, 2011

    AB-SO-LU-TE-LY agree with steph!

  6. Damon September 29, 2011

    Nothing against Cheryl Cole. Actually, i don’t even know her or her music. But her fans are making me hating on her. There wasn’t a reason to fire her. She seemed nice when i saw her but why her fans are so annoying about it? Time to move on! Did Nicole fired her? No! BTW, when will they start live on the show?

  7. Aryo September 29, 2011

    when the studio version of the song with whitney’s voice was played after that , i thought its nicole again! wow just wow, Nicole is the best

  8. Chile Please!! September 29, 2011

    My name say it all!! CHILE PLEASE!! SHE AIN’T KILL NOTHING BUT MY EARS!!!! She still sounds a hot mess I can’t sing! ***TURNS AROUND & PUMPS OUT THE ROOM WITH A GLASS OF MOSCATO***

  9. Chile Please!! September 29, 2011

    ****and can’t sing*** correction

  10. Hahhaha September 29, 2011

    I LOVE HOW THEY JUST LET OL GIRL AUDITIONING JUST FADE INTO OBLIVION. SHE WAS LOOKING LIKE “MARSHA MARSHA MARSHA” . NICOLE LOVES TO STEAL THAT SHINE BUT SHE DEF DID THE DAMN THANG…..AND PAULA, THEM DRUGS SHE ON MUST BE RIGHT.

  11. Aryo September 29, 2011

    @Chile Please!
    shut the f*** up , she SLAYS ur fave!

  12. YOOSONDALOOSE September 29, 2011

    Okay that was good!

  13. JUDAS666 September 29, 2011

    YET WHY IS SHE A F****** #FLOPPPPP IN HER OWN CAREER??? ***SIT***

    SHE AINT NO WHITNEY (IN HER PRIME). NEXT!

  14. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 29, 2011

    YES!!I love Nicole when she’s a b****!!When she tries to be the nice girl, she’s boring.If she could only SNAP back musically and put some of that fierce attitude in the studio as well then maybe her album would have a release date by now 😳 (no shade)

    Her vocals were awesome!!I am no Nicole fan, but I have to admit that the clarity of the first big note REALLY reminded me of Whitney…Let’s hope that Nicole will actually release material that reflect both her vocal potential and the “I’m going to prove myself RIGHT now in your face” apporach…

  15. TIMMI September 29, 2011

    I have NO RESPECT for how she just stole the spotlight like that…

    None.

  16. remy September 29, 2011

    It’s amazing how many people/singers look to Whitney houston to prove themselves, lol! When whitney’s studio version played and her control and vibrato was heard I was like yeah Nicole that was good but Whitney shows how far away you still are from perfection.

    Reminded me what a vocal beast whitney is.

    Bow down to ‘The Voice’. I hope she agrees to be a guest judge or something. She’s witty and honest!

  17. HBF82 September 29, 2011

    I put my money on it,
    Sam is dying inside that Nicole is singing circles around USED TO BE VOICE Whitney Houston.
    Nicole killed it.

  18. Sarah September 29, 2011

    I agree with you 100% Damon i am so sick of hearing about this whole drama now, like you said was it Nicole that fired her?! NO! but yet she’s getting the full blow of it all and i don’t think it’s fair at all at the end of the day she would of been replaced by someone anyway.

    People she’s not coming back so get over it already. I remember Cheryl on the UK X Factor and she was great but what brief clips we did see of her on the USA one she looked completely lost and not her self , so i think she was right to be replaced.

    I like both women, Cheryl is a sweetheart but not a fan of her musically as i don’t think she has much of a voice but all this Nicole hate is putting me off Cheryl full stop, so if Cheryl’s fans are trying to gain something positive from this they’re kinda doing the opposite which is a shame.

  19. Kirsty September 29, 2011

    Nicole singing i will always love you was amazing! nothing against Cheryl but could she hit those notes? I think not, plus she lacks personality and is not known over here. All this hate on Nicole is just coming from angry Cheryl fans, ermm maybe you should aim at the people who fired her and Simon Cowell who was the one who promised her the job, yet know one mentions him no? Once again the woman gets the blame what a surprise.

  20. Alan September 29, 2011

    Nicole = AMAZING VOICE, AMAZING DANCER & HOT!! She has the TRIPLE X FACTOR!!

    and i love her as the new judge, bring on the live shows!

  21. antertain September 29, 2011

    ooooh whooops gurnhgjopgwgguivb DAMN!

    Did Nicole jus belt that out!!!
    Impressed. Sounded strong I can’t even front.

    Looked at Simon like “HELL NO B**** that’s why i was the leader of the pussycat dolls”

    EGO is stiff though she was trying to pay Paula no mind after her Diva moment…
    Oh and the contestant *crickets*

  22. star September 29, 2011

    Nobody cares who nicole flopinzer is

  23. Alan September 29, 2011

    and who cares who Cher whats her name is?

  24. Tahj M. September 29, 2011

    Chile please … that sounded atrocious . She’d have 2 or 3 solo albums by now if she was slaying anything other than our eardrums …

  25. Aryo September 29, 2011

    @asap
    killer love is already released in europe and is set to be released in us on november 15

  26. JUDAS666 September 29, 2011

    @ARYO

    AND YET AGAIN LIKE THE REST OF FLOPZINGER’S CAREER, NO ONE IS GONNA BUY THAT S***!! NEXT.

  27. Alan September 29, 2011

    @JUDA then why would you care? and her album is amazing! it’s just haters like you that don’t know what music is.

  28. KAT DELUNA FAN September 29, 2011

    LMAO at how she cloked Simon Towel ignorant ass

    WHO RUN THE WORLD ..GIRLS

  29. NikkiIsChillin September 29, 2011

    Nicole did alright. She is still boring to me and I don’t plan on tuning in. Not feeling this X-factor yet…

  30. YEABEY is on your mind. September 29, 2011

    Nicole I do not use you at all but a tap on the shoulder for dragging Ms.Simone. Her radar for talent has been quite off as of late.

  31. pinkpop September 29, 2011

    that simon guy is a b****

  32. @TEAMFOXYDONDIVA September 29, 2011

    she did ok but it wasnt all lat

  33. JEFFREE STAR SLAYS UR FAVES September 29, 2011

    SIMON COWELL is A STANK ASS C*** PIECE OF TRASH.DUMB B****.and if he ever comes for QUEEN JEFFREE and QUEEN GODNEY then he will get SLAY SLAY SLAYED BADLY.

    QUEEN JEFFREE>>>>QUEEN GODNEY>>>>QUEEN PEREZ>>>>Your faves>>>>SKANKANNA FENTY.

  34. Linda Elroy September 29, 2011

    Basically every single US critic has said that they preferred Cheryl and don’t understand why she was replaced. And checking out general mentions on twitter when the show has been airing, that’s the overwhelming view of people watching the show too. Nicole has to make everything all about her. Not to mention that in the zany stakes, she and Paula are way too much alike. At least Cheryl brought something else to the panel and a warmth that those two could never hope to match (and I actually quite like Paula).

    Nicole did not win anyone over with this grandstanding.

  35. mark ginnis September 29, 2011

    The woman can SANG, she need direction and material

  36. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 29, 2011

    @ARYO I know you’re a Nicole fan, but the only territory where it found success was the UK and it hasn’t even been certified silver yet 😳 😳 It hasn’t made a spash anywhere else and it seems like nobody cares about this album.Don’t get me wrong, though, I’m not throwing shade at her.I just think that she has loads of personality, but her music is unseasoned and doesn’t reflect that.

  37. Imgunnacheckuboo September 29, 2011

    @ARYO

  38. Imgunnacheckuboo September 29, 2011

    ………sit yo’ dumb ass down and stop stanning for this flop.

    That was the shadiest s*** I’ve seen in a long time.

  39. TruthTeller September 29, 2011

    Simon tried her. BIG FAIL for him.
    LOL

    But [email protected], i m starting to think anybody can sing IWALY.
    Nicole nailed the song without a break or even any warm up. lol

  40. Kyus93 September 29, 2011

    @ASAP Correction, her album is being released November 15th in the US & it is Gold in the UK. Oooops.

  41. Beyonce love on top September 29, 2011

    Hahahhahaha Go nicole I love her for this don’t Mess with scherzy #Goes to download her music* lol only thing I own is of her is “Right there”

  42. Aryo September 29, 2011

    @Imgunnacheckuboo
    The one who needs to sit his ass down isnt me its u , u c*** ass b****, stop hating on nic, she has never done anything to u stupid ass

    @asap yes @kyus93 is right, killer love has gone gold in uk with NO promotion for the album, she just performed there once after the release of killer love

    @judas666
    and ur MOM is a cheap hooker!

  43. Tehara September 29, 2011

    The fact that she’s still trying is cute …

  44. Imgunnacheckuboo September 29, 2011

    @TEHARA, IKR.

    @ARYO, She has done something to me. She’s molested my ears with her terrible singing. The h** is not a star. Never will be. No one gives a big dry steaming country dump about her.

  45. SAM September 29, 2011

    you go girl!

  46. that_lala September 29, 2011

    she got mad,she waited..lol and put his ass on blast!

  47. TheMan4u September 29, 2011

    it was nice but lets be real it was one line

  48. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 29, 2011

    I stand corrected…even though it seems a little weird that it was certified gold with such a mediocre chart run…Anyway…

    @ARYO No promotion??With all due respect, don’t go there!

  49. Geronimo Deuces September 29, 2011

    my girl is very talented but i hated her when she said no to the girl but again said i will give you a chance after she sang for the second time …. mstzzzz

    funny how they want to have rihanna there when we all know our girl lacks talent…

  50. MichaelAngelo September 29, 2011

    Simon Cowell puts his foot in his mouth.

  51. Madonnalover September 29, 2011

    B**** nlo. It don’t matter if she sounded good, the show is not about you and your screaming vocals. Bing back chryl lease. This arrogant girl is such a waste.

  52. JohnBoii September 29, 2011

    b**** put that high waistband wearing f***** in his seat…. lol i think nicole can sing better than whitney nowadays lol *coff* crack w**** *coff*

  53. Pop Royalty (RUDE BOY) September 29, 2011

    go Nicole ! she sounded great just like W

    But was it needed ?!

    Did Simon hit a nerve ?!

    she’s insecure and that is the proof !!!

    Anyway , I like killer love (4.5/5)

  54. thetruth September 29, 2011

    she shut it down. Excellent Nicole. Simon…eat s***.

  55. Lewis92 September 29, 2011

    ARYO I LOVE YOU! WHAT U R DOIN’ HERE IS BEAUTIFUL! i’M A NICOLE-FAN, TOO! F*CK HATERS!!! 🙂

  56. Angie September 29, 2011

    I didn’t think I was going to like Nicole on this show, but I was wrong. I love her! She has much more personality than I thought she did. It was a pleasant surprise.

  57. ILOVEALLDADIVAS September 29, 2011

    She sounded ok. American Idol has sucked for like the last
    5 Seasons and it’s still better than X-Factor.
    I mean the initial viewer ratings says it all.
    There hasn’t been but like maybe two auditions that were good,not great.
    This whole talent show crap is so played anyway.
    Nicole has had chance after chance
    to prove herself in the industry.
    She has failed three times
    (Eden’s Crush,The Pussycat Dolls,Her First Solo attempt while still apart of the group)
    She can sing(Was s***,age is starting to catch up with her)
    She blew her chances.
    However I will always bump my PCD Debut album.
    That album was FIRE!!!
    What hurt her is when she tried to go solo
    right after PCD was just getting recognized
    The same would’ve happened to beyonce
    If she had tried to go solo after
    The Classic “Writings On The Wall” Album

  58. Aryo September 29, 2011

    @Lewis92
    i LOVE U too 😀

  59. Aryo September 29, 2011

    @Imgunnacheckuboo
    if her voice is annoying to ur ears then u dont HAVE to check every nicole post to hear her singing! #dumb

  60. KFC Flopzinger supreme SANDWICH September 29, 2011

    Old shady b**** with her flopped ass !

  61. An0thrNight272 September 29, 2011

    She just gained a new fan! SANG it Nicole!!!!

  62. JohnVidal September 29, 2011

    She did good for someone like her. But screaming is not being Whitney!!! LOLOL

  63. THEMAN September 29, 2011

    She sounded amazing to me.

  64. rob September 29, 2011

    nicole always wants to prove shes some great singer , but even that didnt prove nothing bout loudness and lack of control , and her diction was terrible too

  65. onyx September 29, 2011

    I’m not a fan od Nicole but i like this, her vocals was good, no that good as Whitney but she really put simon in his place.

  66. I’ma have to send her to her maker September 29, 2011

    I honeslty liked nicole in the pussycat dolls better. Idk why. Solo she’s kinda not my cup of tea. But yeah nicole can sing! She showed simon! LOL. But I mean I don’t agree she took the spotlight from the other girl. The judges didn’t like her anyway. Seeing what simon said. Nicole had every right to come at simon after he just dogged her like that. If you’re a singer, you don’t know how it feels to have someone dog you like that when you put your heart into singing as a career. So he deserved that.

  67. john navarro September 29, 2011

    I think simon handled it well…..with that said, that had to be the best rebuttal to the most unresearched and unthough out comment I have ever heard on national tv.Nicole , how did you get away without being compared to Whitney, Selene or Barbara for so long???? OMG

  68. john navarro September 29, 2011

    ANYONE WHO CANT HEAR HOW AMAZING HER VOICE IS NEEDS TO STOP HATING AND JUDGING HER FOR HAVING A KILLER BODY AND FACE. STOP USING HER LOOKS AND PERSONALITY AS FACTOR IN DETERMING IF SHE HAS A VOICE. THE GIRL NO DOUBT HAS ONE AND ANYONE WHO THINKS OTHERWISE IS BASING IT ON JELOUSY OR OTHER THINGS THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HER VOICE. SHE IS A HOT, S***, SPUNKY WOMEN WHO NOW WILL BE RESPECTED FOR HER VOCALS AS WELL. THIS IS A WOMEN WHO HAS BEEN UNDER THE RADAR WAY TOO LONG…..

  69. Mary Ann September 29, 2011

    I thought That was just great. She was insulted by Simon and fired back showing just how good she is and how bad the contestant truly was. Simon based his comments of the lady’s s** appeal not on her talent, Nicole showed her s** appeal (LOL ) and especially her great talent , I truly got a kick out of it, had to get up and give her a standing ovation with lots of clapping. Atta way NICOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. TR September 29, 2011

    Nicole…try again , insecure, jealous bish!!

    Number 1: This wasn’t about you!! Why would u prove you are better than a contestant who iaspiring to get to where u are right now??? Insecurity!!! Allso, aside from the 4 sec snippet, PLEASE STOP!! Many people can take a small portion of a song by an all-time great, and sing it well, but can they do the entire song?!?!?! And the answer we all know is HELL NO!! Especially Nicole!! Ok, not withstanding the fact that she does have her vocal moments as a vocalit, nonetheless, she really got brand new and tried to play herself off as an incredible vocalist, when we all know she is not!! We only have 12 years to prove so…

  71. jaytuenchi September 29, 2011

    The girls is mad and im not even a fan she did that. If you see Simon face he gagged, ms thing turned it on his time. I dont blame her she had that chile im bout to go ham look Simon did not know what to say

  72. nickalus Randle September 29, 2011

    she did do that, SHE CAN SING, SHE IS HOTT THO & that is what he meant, I mean, she is nothign w/o P DOLLS 🙂

  73. Aryo September 30, 2011

    @TR
    this wasnt about nicole?
    excuse me , simon compared that talentless chick to NICOLE and she had to defend herself

  74. lori mado September 30, 2011

    your are just fabulous nicole, just fabulous, I loved your rendition of whitney’s, I will always love you, it was better then her original recording

  75. Kamoa gurl October 14, 2011

    Love Nicole Scherzinger…….she’s soooo talented nd funny,she makes me laugh…..nd all u people telling Nicole to stop doing wat she loves nd wat she’s good at need to sit ur behind down,Nicole works hard nd she proves that no matterwat….u shouyldn’t let mean ugly people to stop u or bring u down…cuz at the end of the day Nicole will always do her so u sjould jus do u nd stop trying to be ugly Ok!!! shhhh!!! oh nd remember to Buy “KILLER LOVE” album coming out soon!!! Wooo!!!! love Nicole nd will always support. 😀

  76. @Zr!N November 6, 2011

    N!c0Le Is A G0DdEsS!!!
    I lUV HeR s0 MucH!!!
    U g0, gIrL!!!

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