Cheryl Cole Will Reportedly Join US X Factor

As American Idol gets ready to announce their new judges’ panel on Wednesday, it looks like Simon Cowell will not be upstaged!

The UK Daily Mail reports that Cheryl Cole, a singer who currently sits on the UK X Factor judges’ panel will be joining  Simon Cowell’s US version of the show, debuting on FOX in Fall 2011.

She’ll quit the UK X Factor, reports the Daily Mail, to move to Los Angeles. She’ll join her boyfriend, Dancing With The Stars pro, Derek Hough, and hopefully get a music career started here in the US.

Simon told Extra’s Teri  Seymore recently that they he’s  close to signing the first judge. I would not be surprised if he attempted to steal Idol creator, Simon Fuller’s thunder next week by making HIS announcement at around the same time.

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6 Comments

  1. This is not shocking at all, I always thought her and Paula (until her CBS gig) were a lock anyway.

  2. I would not be surprised if he attempted to steal Idol creator, Simon Fuller’s thunder next week by making HIS announcement at around the same time.

    He’s not going to steal anybody’s thunder by announcing Cheryl as a judge.

    Cheryl is almost totally unknown on this side of the water. He’d get more attention by announcing his mother was a judge.

    Plus, I think he’s sadly misjudging things if he’s planning on stacking the judging panel with Brits. It is American X-Factor. One foreign judge you can hate is fine, but I don’t think the British X-Factor would be the success it is today if it featured a bunch of American judges either.

  3. Cheryl is almost totally unknown on this side of the water. He’d get more attention by announcing his mother was a judge.

    But that’s the intriguing part. 95% of America had no clue who Randy Jackson was or Simon Cowell win Idol started, but they qucikly fell in love with them.

  4. I love watching Cheryl Cole, she is so stunningly beautiful.
    Although , I think that I need to see subtitle, sometimes I don’t understand her with her thick accent and maybe some British slangs or something.

    I really think that Simon needs someone that he can “play around” with a la Paula in AI before. I see the chemistry between him and Cheryl and he wants that.

  5. Don’t forget that X-Factor NEED 4 judges. So 2 British judges still okay. Not to mention most of the time Cheryl song of choices for her contestants in UK X-Factor is good. She is young and beautiful. A magnet for male viewers to tune in.

  6. Don’t forget that X-Factor NEED 4 judges. So 2 British judges still okay. Not to mention most of the time Cheryl song of choices for her contestants in UK X-Factor is good. She is young and beautiful. A magnet for male viewers to tune in.

    Exactly. Cheryl’s contestants won the show two year in a row and this coming season will only be her third.

    It’s very possible that Simon will also bring X Factor UK host Dermot (He is Irish.). I think the other two judges will be American, even though I will miss Louis and Dannii. It really doesn’t matter where these people come from – they just have to fit together.

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