U.S. X-Factor Season One - Simon Cowell Confirms Paula Abdul As One Of The Judges

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  1. PeterG

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    oops
     
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  3. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Smartest move ever to put Abdul on the panel.
     
  4. PeterG

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    Corbin Bleu in Talks to Co-Host X Factor Alongside Nicole Scherzinger

     
  5. Garden Kitty

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    I can definitely do without Pussycat Doll host, but would love to see Paula again as a judge.
     
  6. Sassafras

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    Not a big fan of Nicole Scherzinger but she was okay as a judge on The Sing Off.
    OT - The Sing Off will be holding auditions soon - so glad it will be back.
     
  7. Ziggy

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    Nicole hasn't released her solo album in the US yet, I guess it's going to coincide with X-Factor, as Simon will surely give her a promotional slot and hosting it is going to create a lot of publicity for her.

    She was great as a guest judge btw. I'd have her on the panel over crazy Paula.
     
  8. allezfred

    allezfred Old and Immature Admin Staff Member

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    This.
     
  9. Allskate

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    They should have had Ben Folds join the judges panel. He was really good as a judge on The Sing-Off. I liked him better than Nicole. Nicole wasn't bad. Just kind of forgettable.

    I don't get the point of having Nicole host, though.

    I like the guy who hosts VH-1's top 20 videos. Jim Shearer?
     
  10. my little pony

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    i know i wouldnt want to be mentored by paula
     
  11. PeterG

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    Cheryl Cole has been dropped from the U.S. version of the X-Factor as it's feared that U.S.'ers cannot understand English...

    The exit factor: Britain's sweetheart dumped in US

    I objected to Cole being on the show as no one on this side of the Atlantic has heard of her. Girls Aloud (Cole's former band) were never promoted in North America, and according to amazon.com, all of their CD's as well as Cheryl's CD's are "imports". I assume Cole is a client of Cowell's and he wanted to break her into the North American market, but to introduce her as a mentor/expert when no one here has heard of her was a strange move...

    I like Nicole. :D Just heard this duet with Sting recently...I LOVE IT!!! I think it's from the first album that was never released, but I think it should be on her new album that'll be coming out...

    Nicole Scherzinger feat Sting - Power's Out
     
  12. rfisher

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    Folds is still doing the Sing Off which will be expanded this year. Simon wouldn't want him because he's articulate and very music savey. He'd have made Simon look bad unlike Paula or Nicole.
     
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    Oops. Was a week early with my last post... :eek:

    But tonight's the night! How many minutes in do you think it'll be until Simon and Paula's first fight?
     
  15. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    I'm skipping all the bad audition shows and then see if it's worth watching. It definitely isn't worth skipping Modern Family to watch. Cowell apparently put up the 5 mil prize money himself. I'm sure he has some deal with Fox for reimbursement if the ratings = advertising dollars.
     
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  17. Garden Kitty

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    Anyone watching?
     
  18. my little pony

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    yes, i prefer not ryan to ryan
     
  19. my little pony

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    i didnt realize there would be kids
     
  20. rfisher

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    Watching the first hour. This kid has a huge amount of poise for 13. And she sings well too.
     
  21. oleada

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    I'm watching the first hour too.

    I missed Paula & Simon.

    Love this kid! She rocked.
     
  22. my little pony

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    cheryl's accent is adorable, like she lives in a tree and bakes cookies
     
  23. rfisher

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    WTF is up with Nicole's accent? :rofl: I read that she couldn't make up her mind, but :rofl:
     
  24. my little pony

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    that's not nicole that's cheryl
     
  25. rfisher

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    Why is she there????

    Never mind. I get it now. Some of these were recorded before she was fired.
     
  26. skipaway

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    Rachel, very cute and a very good set of pipes.
     
  27. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    Oh My :grope:
     
  28. my little pony

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    i'd love to know if his mother named him siamese
     
  29. oleada

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    OH MY GOD :rofl:
     
  30. LuckyCharm

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    I'm kinda with Cheryl in that I'm not sure if I thought that was really cool or absolutely terrible. And her accent really is adorable.