Is it just us, or do we need a whole separate X Factor show that’s just about the selection of the judges? We suppose it’s only fitting for a singing competition to feature the celebrity judges playing musical chairs, but we must admit, we never expected to see Nicole Scherzinger back on the panel! But this time, she’s filling a seat on the UK version of the show — replacing Kelly Rowland permanently, after a guest stint apparently went over well.
Of course, her spot on the US version is occupied by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato — a move that generated a hell of a lot more buzz for the program than the “Wet” diva ever did. (Scherzy’s $1.1 million payday is, naturally, a fraction of Spears’.)
It’s starting to feel like these judges are as interchangeable as Pussycat Dolls… but hey, given the choice, we will gladly take the judges’ panel with the highest number of public meltdowns, thank you.
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