Today Nicole Scherzinger (Apologies if that isn't spelled correctly) was announced as replacing Kelly Rowland as the fourth judge.
Out of all of the guest judges, I have to say that Nicole would've been at the very bottom of my list. She was fired from XFUS after one series so they think that she would be any better over here? All of the feedback that I've read so far has been negative and does nobody else find her voice annoying?
Personally, I think that this is a bad move for XFUK and after last year, I think that this could be yet another nail in the coffin..
Personally after bring in the Audience at the Glasgow auditions, I would have liked it have gone to Anastasia, she was bloody brilliant as a judge and got great reaction from the audience.
Shes doing a European tour in the autumn so wouldn't be able to commit to it, but if shes as good as the reviews she has gotten (people can often become OTT with these things) then I imagine she'll become a 'judge in waiting' along with Rita Ora for when Nicole & Tulisa respectively eventually leave.
Whilst shes far from the first person I'd want to get the job, I don't think it's a bad move. She's was big a name as they'll get and she was brilliant during X Factor 2010 with many wanting her to become permanent then. She didn't make the transition to X Factor USA so well and never really fit in, even in the earlier audition and bootcamp rounds. She must have also been under an immense amout of pressure, not just for being on the first massively hyped up season, but replacing Cheryl Cole too who got very good reviews and also she isn't that liked in America. She'll be much more comfortable here in the UK and I look forward to seeing how she works out. Nicole has always been destined for the job, and if Cheryl & Dannii ruled out a return, it was obvious the job was hers because anyone bigger (Katy Perry etc) are far too busy.
They should have gone for Geri Halliwell though, she could've been a bit of a loose cannon becoming a bit of a likable Sharon Osbourne figure which the show has been desperately missing for many years.