Nicole Scherzinger Teases X Factor Exit; New Music

Published: Sunday 25th Dec 2011 by Sam


While 2011 brought success for many an act, Pop trier Nicole Scherzinger was gifted a lump of coal.

Failing to capitalise on the moderate success of her ‘Killer Love’ LP in Europe, the 32 year old has spent much of the year trying to jump-start the project in the US – to no avail.

Speaking in a recent interview, the singer lamented on the hardships of juggling her judging duties on the X Factor with her music career.

Peep her comments, which include her plans for 2012, after the jump…

Via Radar Online:

In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, Nicole danced around the question when asked if she’ll be returning next season.

“Next year for me, it’s about my music,” Scherzinger said. “This has been quite a learning experience, quite a journey for me. I didn’t expect to have been so emotional through the whole elimination process. I wanted to just mentor and empower artists.”

The singer blames her hectic work schedule on X Factor for the delay of her album release.

“The reason it hasn’t come out yet is because of The X Factor,” Nicole said. “It’s been so time consuming. I work with these contestants six days a week. So I delayed the album, but I was able to perform one of my new singles last week.”

Nicole also shared that she found it hard to be on the other side of the stage, and claimed she identifies more with being an artist than a judge.

“I’m used to being on stage and performing and singing for people and people cheering for me,” Scherzinger said. “I am an artist first, not a judge first!”

 

Not here at all for that last line, as she’s (rightly) used any and every medium to try and kick-start her solo career. A career which, though backed heavily by her label, seems to be a non-starter. It’s not just to blame the X Factor, when it’s a) the only reason you’re of any relevance in the States and b) your your material is all flavours of wack, boasting little to no cohesiveness.

One can only hope her music plans for 2012 include scrapping ‘Killer Love’ for the US (it’s just not happening). More than anything, she needs to cultivate a sound and image which are unique to her as opposed to a pick ‘a’ mix of what’s working for everyone else. As, it’s safe to say, the next few months will be make or break. She’s talented, so we can only wish her the best.

Your thoughts?

 

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  1. Tc23 December 25, 2011

    completely agree!! she needs a REVAMP! if this was anyone else I’d say hang it out but she can dance she can sing and she has model looks I mean on paper she’s everything a pop star should be (even though a lot of top pop stars don’t posess the talent part *clears thoart* LOL) so its simply material .. Which as sam said and I completey agree has been extremely wack and unimpressive .. She needs to get in with a few producers who will spend time with her and craft a sound instead of gettin everyone elses b-sides .. She just needs that breakout hit and should spend more time on the sound then just hoping something works .. Good luck nicole cuz as I said before u really do have the goods to be successful u just need a stronger (smarter) team

  2. Maurice Williams Sr December 25, 2011

    Once again you’re very talented, but you need that one organization that wiil provide what you need to succeed in song writing or modeling….Skys the limit in 2012… Just believe in yourself.

  3. MissImpartial December 25, 2011

    She might have the looks and talent but she does not have the personality and likeability factor. And ironically she does not have the XFactor to be a solo singer. I don’t think it will happen for her and I am not sad about it the way she treated the other girls in the band she does not deserve to be successful. PCD could have been huge if they would have been managed probably they had big potential.

  4. number1k9 December 25, 2011

    She does need to shelve her 2nd album in the US:
    2007: ‘Her Name Is Nicole’
    2011: ‘Killer Love’ [US Edition]

    Come back in 2012 with new imaging, style, genre, ect. Her look is so boring, and she is only gettign older, so she needs to hurry before her time is more past due than it already is.

    Also think she should potentially give up, the judging role on X Factor US, and maybe take over as the host…. Least she seems liek she’d have more personality than Steve Jones, that or just dump her and get a new judge and host X Factor US/Simon!

  5. Imgunnacheckuboo December 25, 2011

    You don’t need talent, you don’t need to be “likeable”, you need charisma. The X Factor as they say. She has NONE of it. She’s just not a star.

  6. holly moss December 25, 2011

    Nicole is amazing. She will be fine

  7. Lax December 25, 2011

    A Great read and shes talented and beautiful great dancer but
    you do need that “It” factor built in and that will carry you the
    distance. Love her music and shes a very beautiful artist to me.

  8. Lax December 25, 2011

    She seemed to be better served when she was the Front woman
    for the “PCD” i am just saying.

  9. Lax December 25, 2011

    @MISSIMPARTIAL,,,,CO SIGNS YOU
    YOU USED TWO WORDS THAT MEANS SO MUCH TO AN ARTIST
    LIKEABILITY & PERSONALITY YOU HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD.
    THOSE TWO WORD GOES HAND IN HAND LIKE TWO PEAS IN A POD.

  10. henry December 25, 2011

    @MISSPARTIAL

    are u kidding? PCD couldve been big? LOL they were HUGE!

  11. Julien December 25, 2011

    Nicole needs to call up Melody and Jessica and revamp PCD as a trio and record a new album.

  12. MISHKA December 26, 2011

    She has the Kelly Rowland syndrome. When she was in PCD she was fierce and confident but when she’s all by herself, she’s just a forgettable average performer.

    This is the kind of think that makes me think that maybe I should respect Rihanna more because this young woman has always been on her own and now she’s an international brand.

    Nicole is absolutely pretty and she can sing and she is kind of white, she SHOULD be on top but she doesn’t have the “hmmmpf” to back it up. She made us believe she was more than a doll but she’s just one, who needs Robin Atkins and her team to use her properly.

    Regarding her music career I already gave my advice in a previous post. But at this point, I think she should stay on the X-factor. Not everybody is built to be Jennifer Lopez or Beyonce, but there is no disgrace at all at being Carrie Ann Innaba or Kelly Rowland.

  13. ARYO December 26, 2011

    shes got everything, the only reason she hasnt made it big in america is becuz yall bring all the negativity around her!

  14. number1k9 December 26, 2011

    @ HENRY

    You call two albums, and only a handful of moderately successful – successful singles “HUGE”

    …OhhhhhhK!

    @ MSPARTIAL is correct, PCD, just like Danity Kane…. COULD have been big. Both groups ended prematurely, and started out with big bangs, that ended way to soon.

    In terms of PCD, if lead vocals were more shared, like in Destiny’s Child….Beyonce cannot sing each and ever single, or album cut by herself (like Nicole can of the Dolls tracks), or even better like Danity Kane, where there really wasn’t a lead singer….
    And then PCD was around longer as a group before nicole tried to go solo….

    Nicole may have had more success as a solo act. but in some sense she was right to begin trying in 2007, and again in 2011…. because like I said above, she is NOT getting any younger, and most artists release debut (solo) albums well before their 30s.

    Hey, not everyone can be Fergie, and be in two different groups, before relesing her now multiplatinum solo debut album! ! !

  15. Rihanna Stans = Broke Navy December 26, 2011

    SHE JSUST DOESN’T HAVE STAR QUALITY. PLUS SHE’S MEDIOCRE WHEN COMPARE TO MEGA TALENT(BEYONCE ). EVEN WHEN SHE WAS IN THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS,THE OTHER GIRLS WERE FAR MORE TALENTED THAN HER, WHEN IT CAME TO DANCING(SHE DIDN’T STAND OUT ) AND IN TERMS OF HER SINGING,SHE’S AVERAGE AT BEST(MELODY DEFINITELY CAN OUT-SING HER IF SHE WANTED TO). SHE NEEDS TO HANG IT UP(FLAT SCREEN) AND JUST BE A FULL TIME JUDGE.

  16. Roman December 26, 2011

    She lacks personality! She reminds me of Beyonce, just a less talented version. Always so hoity toity/ can’t touch this. She needs to rethink her entire image. Just not her music

  17. Roman December 26, 2011

    She lacks personality! She reminds me of Beyonce, just a less talented version. Always so hoity toity/ can’t touch this. She needs to rethink her entire image. Not just her music

  18. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) December 26, 2011

    Nicole doesn’t lack talent or charisma and she has stage presence.The only thing she lacks is a clear direction.If I was checking for her and if I was intending to buy her album back in September, how would I react when she suddenly released that electropop ballad or whatever this mess was instead of another urban pop song along the lines of ‘Right There’.And then ‘Pretty’??I would be totally confused.What is this girl’s “album” about?

    Nicole’s management has made a huge mistake, they’re targetting pop audiences, but Nicole can’t pull it off.Why can’t she start as an urban artist??Yes, she won’t have a chance of dominating if she doesn’t have any mainstream backing but if she goes back to urban pop/r’n’b’ she can at least get herself a release date!!And then she can cross over.

  19. YOOSONDALOOSE December 26, 2011

    She has killed her career in my opinion.
    Her album is too late to be released and she has lost a lot of votes in America.
    I would be worried if I were her. She doesn’t have a sound or an image. I think she might have lost it.
    Very bad.

  20. bey’knight December 26, 2011

    i think she should leave xfactor, that shoe’s not gonna help a current artist blossom and so should Kelly infact moreso Kelly than her, she couldnt promote in the US acuz of that show and even in the UK where she graces the screens on a weekly basis, this is the first time ever that Kelly’s album has missed the top 40 altogether. simply deep debuted at no1. anyay back to Nicole i agree with someone above i think she would’ve been better off as a hos even though she woulda been paid less but she’d get to show off her personality and avoid the risk of becomin public enemy no1.

    its kinda funny how artists with reality shows on BET; Monica, Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz have found more success on that platform than those on major networks; Jlo got a hit single outta AI but the album underperformed, same with Kelly n Nicole’s singles havent made much dent either. For Christina, we’ll have to wait n see. i do think Jlo should return to AI though, she’s already over 40 yeah sultry n all she’s not a Madonna or a Mariah. As for Kelly, if she’s lucky enough to get a motivation type of hit next go round….hmmmm we can only blame Matthew for so long.

    At the end of the day, not everyone is gonna make it ….. true to music and true to life at least these chicks aint starving

  21. hd live December 26, 2011

    i love her

    killer love is amazing

  22. Theman December 26, 2011

    Nicole is very beautiful and talented, she just needs to let go like she did in “PCD”.

  23. GSM December 26, 2011

    1st: this post is incomplete, Nicole said in this interview that she will back to X Factor if they invite her

    2nd; Nicole isn’t sucessful in the USA just because American people are hypocrite, because she sings live, she dances while singing, she writes some of her songs, she is an actress AND good looking, but Americans always need to find something to dislike about people. Watch this performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B5brYQaVuA HEAR THIS HIGH NOTE AT 2:42 AND TELL ME: WHAT OTHER POP SINGER CAN DO THIS?

    Britney? Ke$ha? Katy Perry? Rihanna?
    NO, NONE OF THEM
    BUT LOOK WHERE THEY ARE AT HOT 100 AND WHERE NICOLE IS,
    so the only reason for me that she isn’t sucessful in the USA is not about her, it’s about the public

  24. ARYO December 27, 2011

    @GSM TRUE TRUE TRUE TURE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE

  25. CURLY SUE December 27, 2011

    @GSM HER SINGLES SUCK HONEY. SHE’S GENERIC. THE PUBLIC ISN’T BUYING IT. SHE HAS ZERO ORIGINALITY. LETS SEE…

    BEYONCE – UBER TALENTED. SHE CAN SING/DANCE/PERFORM HER A$$ OFF…

    RIHANNA – NOT A VERY TALENTED VOCALIST, BUT SHE HAS A DISTINCT VOICE, HOT FASHION, RAUNCHY “DON’T GIVE A F….” ATTITUDE, AND HOT MUSIC…

    KESHA – DIRTY, FILTHY, ORIGINAL TRAILER PARK TRASH BUT PRETTY GOOD MUSIC…

    LADY GAGA – DO I EVEN HAVE TO EXPLAIN?

    ADELE – SIMPLICITY, POWERFUL VOICE, BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, CONFIDENT AND COMFORTABLE IN HER SKIN, VERY RELATABLE….

    NOW WHERE ON EARTH DOES NICOLE FIT IN THIS? NO WHERE! SHE NEEDS HER OWN IMAGE AND SOUND. WITHOUT IT, SHE’LL BE LOST IN THE MIX…

  26. GSM December 28, 2011

    @CURLY

    Did I said something about Beyonce and Adele? I don’t think so

    And Ke$ha’s music is trash, the problem with American people is that they prefer something “original” that sounds like sh** than something good, even if it’s simple.

  27. Kamoa December 31, 2011

    i stil believe in Nicole….i remember watching america’s next top model the all stars,the episode were a dude talks to dem about branding,nd i think dats where Nicole is having difficultys on…she doesn’t kno wat brand she is or wat she represents nd who’s her audience…its becuz she’s going all over da place which makes people confused nd frustrated,i kno u people stil watch for her to c if she makes it,i kno sum of u haterz want to b proven wrong by her dats why ur disapointed cuz she hasn’t fully let herself to b wat all da peepz wants her to b,but i feel like she’s holding back,i do feel like she shuld take risks nd listen to da fans.I wuld like her to do opera,acting,broadway,urban,rock,alternative,soul,classical,dancing,a reality show so pople can c why Nicole is Nicole nd why she’s awesum nd talented. Happy New Year to All nd all a good night! :]

  28. Kamoa December 31, 2011

    oh nd jus spreding da word dat deres a twitition for those dat havs twitter to get da funny nd talented Nicole Scherzinger to host nd perform on SNL!… lets make it happen peepz becuz dat wuld b cool for us fans to c. :]

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