Mariah Carey stepped out for the first time yesterday, since the birth of her twins two months ago. The diva made her first public appearance as news emerged that she is set to join the new series of X Factor USA as a judge with Simon Cowell. Her role may expand past the judges’ house segment
Simon recently confirmed:
‘I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows. I met her recently and she was on great form…And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with.’
Mariah Carey has been confirmed to join X Factor USA. The diva will assist Simon Cowell in the latter stage of the show. Rumour has it that Simon will fly back to his mansion in the UK to film the segment, where Ms. Carey will help Simon choose his finalists for the American version of the hit show. Sinitta resumed the same role in the UK X Factor.
After a great deal of speculation, Nicole Scherzinger has officially been confirmed as the fourth judge on The X Factor USA, replacing Cheryl Cole.
Fox, Freemantlemedia North America and Syco released a statement to support the announcement earlier today which 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.”
The US are currently gearing up for X Factor USA fever. The full judging line up was finally revealed over the weekend and Yahoo Music caught up with three of them, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Paula Abdul. Check out what they had to say about one of the most talked about talent series in US TV history…
It seems all the rumours are true and finally the full judging panel for X Factor is in. Take a look under the cut to see who got the prestigious roles on what could possibly be Simon Cowell’s biggest TV show yet…
It seems Simon Cowell is having a mass clearout at his record label, Syco. After dropping Joe McElderry last week, it appears Mr. Cowell has now also released X Factor 2005 winner, Shayne Ward from his contract.
An insider revealed:
“After five very successful years and an international career which saw him sell over 3.2 million records, Shayne’s contract has come to an end.”
The 2010 X Factor winner, Matt Cardle is the only male artist from the talent show remaining on Cowell’s roster.
Details that have emerged include that the winner of X Factor USA will be given a $5 Million Sony/ Syco Record deal.
Open to anyone aged 12 or over, live audiences will take place at venues in Miami, New York, Seattle, LA, Dallas and Chicago.
Simon said in a statement:
I like the idea that a 12-year-old on this show can compete with an older singer and a singing group. I’ve never believed there should be a cut-off age for talent, and we are going to put our money where our mouths are with the $5 million recording contract. I’m doing this show in America because I genuinely believe we can find a superstar.”
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