“X Factor”: Cheryl Cole Vindicated? Was Nicole Scherzinger A Mistake?

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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.”


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The Devil
The Devil

How many of these damned shows are we gonna put on TV?

That's the problem right there.

There's like 1433234 talent shows and they're always formulaic.

"Mean Brit" "Compassionate Female" "Token Black Dude" "Semi-Washed up Singer/Songwriter"

I think that has more to do with it than anything.

As for looks, I'll take Nicole, she's way more exotic.

Cheryl Cole is hot, but she's an average hot, not a startling, "I've never seen anyone who looks like that" hot.

ctrlaltdelete
ctrlaltdelete

Cheryl is beautiful and sweet. Nicole is fake and not even great looking.

OOZIE
OOZIE

i watched the show and Cheryl was amazing... brought something different & fresh to the show that was unlike any other judge I have seen. She was genuine, cute... Nicole is so fake and overly dramatic. She has been on soo many shows and reminds me too much of JLOs attitude on IDOL, I was real sad to see Cheryl go and I stopped watching after day 1 because of it.

Willy Wallace
Willy Wallace

I'm not liking the whole bloat factor going on with Cheryl, so I think Nicole is hotter. Nicole's body is sick and she's very pretty. The x factor seems like American idol even though Simon advertised it as being completely different.

FoxyRoxy
FoxyRoxy

She has a Geordie accent.

Luvs it.

McPerv
McPerv

I think Nicole is hotter, but as a judge Cheryl Cole and her Irish were better.

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Cheryl is only bested by a couple chicks and Nicole isn't one of them.

The-Phantom-Writer
The-Phantom-Writer

Nicole seems to be cute, but boring.

I like Cheryl based off the UK version, but I guess because the way she interacts with Simon is like how Paula does, I assume between that and the lovely accent she was sent away.

Bowser
Bowser

I don't care for this show but i'm always going to take Cheryl in this match up.

FoxyRoxy
FoxyRoxy

Nicole Scherzinger is always a mistake.