British singer Cheryl Cole has been confirmed as the third judge joining Simon Cowell‘s The X Factor USA.
For the past three years, Cole worked alongside Cowell as a judge on the UK version of the hit talent show. She was most well known for being a member of the girls group Girls Aloud.
Cole will join Cowell and previously confirmed Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid as the third judge, and said she was thrilled to be working on the show:
“I’m so excited to be taking part in the American version of The X Factor. I absolutely love it here in the UK, and with the talent they have out in America, I’m sure we’re going to find someone very special. I can’t wait to get started.
“I just can’t decide whether I am more excited to find and nurture the talent or for the unbelievable amount of amusement and entertainment I will have watching Simon doing everything and anything he can to beat me. He’s tried to beat me for three years in the UK, and hasn’t even come close. His ego must be so bruised. America is gonna love this.”
Cowell was equally excited about the British beauty taking part in the show:
“I’m thrilled for Cheryl. She is massively excited about this show, and has been fantastic to work with. She is also a complete brat! Most importantly, this girl can spot talent.”
Currently, Cole is still a judge on the UK panel, but rumor has it she’ll leave the spot, following Cowell’s lead. That will leave two available spots for new judges.
She’s a beauty! I have great hope for this show, but who knows how another American talent show will do. It seems like that’s the only thing we have on television these days.