Tabloid rag The Sun reports that Simon Cowell is keen to hire rapper/’singer’ Estelle as this year’s new X-Factor judge (replacing Kelly Rowland).
A “source” disclosed to The Sun,
‘Estelle’s name is very high on his list now and serious enquiries have been made as to her availability for auditions in May.’
Hahahahhahaha I wonder how long that “list” is. Who else is on this “list”? 80s pop sensation/Simon’s ex/hanger on Sinitta?
I don’t see this happening.
“I came to the conclusion that she may not be as comfortable here (in the US) because I was seeing a different person. She was like Princess Diana when she would walk out in England, and I accepted the fact that people didn’t know her here, but I think it did have an effect on her..
“I said, ‘Cheryl, you’ve got to raise your game a bit. This is America, it’s a much tougher market.’”
Simon Cowell talks about Cheryl Cole’s flop short stint as a judge on US X-Factor and went on to confirm that he offered her the chance to return to the UK X Factor, but negotiations fell apart and they haven’t spoken since.
“She missed the deadline which meant she’d lost the UK show.
“I asked [her manager] Will.i.am, ‘How does she feel about it?’ He said, ‘It’s none of your concern.’
“I never heard from her… I think her silence was quite damning.”
“A lot of my friends say that I should go on that show, but I don’t think I could get into bed with that monstrosity,”.
“I couldn’t ever stand there and effectively tell them how to become a superstar. They won’t be, and a huge amount of money will be sunk into them that could have gone to someone who has worked hard for it. I love to give my advice and expertise to artists who are putting in the groundwork, but that show requires a level of fakeness that I couldn’t give.
“I’d want to get deep – talk about annunciation and posture – but the TV wouldn’t want that! They want pantomime.”
Beverley speaks the truth!
Last years X-Factor was the worst. An arrogant Simon Cowell didn’t even try to hide the fact that the show was a complete and utter farce, and treated viewers/voters who tuned in each week like idiots. He just didn’t care. All he cared about was taking the show to America and Cheryl “now jobless” Cole.
So it’s finally been confirmed that the nation’s biggest fraud and convicted batterer of a night club toilet attendant has finally bagged the X-Factor USA gig.
I knew Simon Cowell would move mountains and walk through fire to get Cheryl the job as judge on the show. Something is definitely going on there because Simon has turned in to a big old idiot.
Chezza is the third confirmed judge for the Fox show and will sit alongside Cowell and the previously-confirmed Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid.
Mike Darnell President of Fox Broadcasting Company said,
Cheryl Cole has the whole The X Factor package – She’s an incredibly talented artist and performer, as well as a style icon, and she has that special charisma that draws in fans around the world.
“Cheryl’s charm and chemistry with Simon have been a key part of the overwhelming success of The X Factor in the UK, and we can’t wait to welcome her to the US on our air.”
Oh please Mike! You didn’t even know who the fraud was and still don’t really know who she is. Did Simon write that statement for you???
All I can do is shake my head….I just hope the American public see through the big hair, make-up and fake “sweetness”.
UK NEWS: ALEXANDRA BURKE DISMISSES ELTON JOHN’S CLAIMS THAT SIMON COWELL WILL DROP HER FROM HIS LABEL
Alexandra Burke has addressed Elton John’s claims that entertainment mogul Simon Cowell will drop her from his Syco label.
The singer told the Metro newspaper, “it’s a bit weird because I’ve met Elton a few times and every time he’s said he loves my music. I don’t want to get into a row about those comments because I haven’t seen them.”
Elton’s exact words were that Alexandra would be “humped and dumped” by Cowell.
Alexandra is currently working on her sophomore LP, and insists it will be “edgy” and take more risks.
The sad thing is Elton John knows what he is talking about. I wouldn’t put anything past Simon Cowell.
Singer/producer Labrinth has apparently told tabloid rag The Sun that he would “love to work” with over-rated/ridiculous X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd.
The star said,
“Cher’s incredible. I love her vibe. She knows who she is and she’s fresh, she’s very cool.” I’d definitely like to work with her. It would be great to get her in the studio.”
Digital Spy also reports that a show insider disclosed, “Labrinth – and Simon – know that Cher is bang smack in the centre of what the kids are listening to right now. It’s a scene dominated by blokes so Cher represents something fresh and very marketable.”
Ha ha ha ha – What a load of rubbish!
And I can actually believe that Labrinth said this nonsense (word for word). Typical “Team UK” let’s jump on the bandwagon antics. He is also signed to Simon Cowell’s record label Syco so you can bet a ”collaboration” will definitely happen in the near future. It wouldn’t even surprise me if the two have already recorded the track together.
Oh dear more scandal over at FIX-Factor
What a complete and utter farce. It’s hilarious.
CRISIS-hit X Factor is today plunged into a fresh scandal – wildcard Treyc Cohen has a secret management deal and has already released a single, we can reveal. It means the comeback singer – who mentor Cheryl Cole last night brought back as her fourth girl – has breached strict competition rules and shouldn’t be in the live finals. Continue Reading….
I wonder if the shows producers will stand by her like they’ve done for fellow contestant Katie Waissel, who also has a management deal and links to Sony BMG.
It will be really interesting to see what happens here.
Check out Treyc’s debut single below, released in 2009.
This track should have been entered in to the Eurovision Song Contest.
X-Factor reject Gamu Nhengu has spoken for the first time to The News Of The World about the sudden turn of events in her life post X-Factor, and last night pleaded not to be deported back to Zimbabwe.
A distraught Gamu begs the shows judges Simon Cowell and the “nations sweetheart” Cheryl Cole to stop her family being returned to Robert Mugabe’s regime after the Home Office pulled a suspect move last week and decided not to renew her visa.
Click HERE to listen to full interview.
That girl and her family have been thrown under a bus.
What a sad state of affairs.
Last night 16 year old X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd performed Soulja Boy’s ‘Turn My Swag On’ (but the Keri Hilson version).
Today everyone seems to be praising Cher’s performance (e.g. “amazing” and “best audition so far” and “Cher murdered Keri on her own track”), including Keri Hilson herself who wrote,
I tweeted link to @iamCherLloyd on XFactor earlier…finally watched! She def turned her lil 16 y.o. swag on AND Simon liked? I approve!
And UK artist JME even went as far as calling her an “unbelievable talent”.
An “unbelievable talent” JME??? OH STOP!!! If you seriously believe that then you need to get out more.
People in this country have this strange habit of hyping up blatant mediocrity.
I watched her entire performance this morning and to be honest Cher wasn’t terrible but then again she wasn’t exactly outstanding.
All I saw was a 16-year-old girl, who at this point in time has limited vocal ability, trying her best to mimic Keri Hilson.
I just don’t see what all the fuss is about.
Your thoughts please…..
And check out Keri’s performance below filmed in 2009. Cher is more or less wearing the same outfit.
Via BBC News
X Factor bosses have admitted to using vocal enhancement processes on the ITV talent show.
Fans had claimed after the opening show that “autotuning” had been used to improve some contestants’ voices.
It is used in recording studios to improve performances by correcting pitch and disguising off-key mistakes. Continue Reading…
How come they failed to enhance Jedward’s and Miss Frank’s vocals on last years show?