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Ever since “The X Factor” premiered earlier this week & people experienced English hottie Cheryl Cole in action for a portion of the first episode, many have been wondering whether it was a wise decision by Fox & Simon Cowell to replace Cheryl w/ former Pussycat Doll lead hoochie Nicole Scherzinger? Judging by the way Hollywood clicks, we’re pretty sure someone very powerful at Fox owed Nicole a huge favor and as expected, she used this as an opportunity to finally cash in those favor chips. We should note that before Cheryl got the embarrassing boot, Nicole was set to host the show, but then suddenly (and mysteriously) got the big promotion.
So, for those of you who watched the show, what do you think? Is Nicole Scherzinger the equivalent of a beautiful seat warmer or will she actually help drive the ratings higher later in the season? I personally feel like Cheryl Cole would’ve brought some much-desired fresh energy to the show b/c let’s face it, we’re already seen what Simon & Paula can do and L.A. Reid is the token African-American dude who’s bringing diversity to the panel (just like Randy Jackson does on “Idol”), so Cheryl would’ve been the “X Factor” on “X Factor.”