June 4, 2011

X Factor 1 – Is Cheryl Cole Returing As An X Factor Judge? All Eyes On Wednesday!

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From one minute and day to the next, it’s hard to decipher what’s happening with Cheryl Cole and her position (or non-position?) as a judge on the U.S. X Factor. Now TMZ and countless other sources from the US and the UK are reporting Cheryl is set to return to The X Factor in the US after almost two weeks of rumors that she had been axed from the show. I don’t know what to make of it anymore? Read on for a take from the link…

Our sources say when producers told Cheryl she wasnt right for the U.S. version of “X Factor,” they tried to put her on the UK version of the show. Cheryl’s managers wanted £2.5 million and producers thought it was too much, so the deal went south.

We’re told Cheryl was due to get paid around $1.5 million for the U.S. show — about what Paula Abdul and LA Reid are making — but she has not decided whether to accept and come back. The whole situation becomes even messier when you take into account Nicole Scherzinger — who was originally hired as a host, but moved to being a judge when Cheryl was axed.

Our sources say Cheryl’s deal with the U.S version is “pay or play” — meaning she gets paid whether she does the show or not. We’re told execs at FOX — and especially at Fremantle — dont want to lose the money … so it’s better to have her on the show than not.

All eyes on the New Jersy audititions Wednesday to see if Cheryl Cole makes a showing. Hopefully at that time we will know officially if Cheryl is continueing as a judge or not? I’m starting to think (and I’ve wondered this before) if this hasn’t all been one huge publicity stunt. If so, it’s been a pathetic one.

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    6 responses to "X Factor 1 – Is Cheryl Cole Returing As An X Factor Judge? All Eyes On Wednesday!"

    1. # HeidiHo1013 commented on June 4th, 2011:

      I’m going with desperate bid for attention – because they weren’t getting any prior to this. Hell, only the Brit fans really cared about this crap too. It all just makes them look incompetent.

    2. # Voguerista commented on June 5th, 2011:

      I think you are exactly right!!

    3. # xfactor auditioner commented on June 6th, 2011:

      Could you let us know how many acts were there in chicago was it 80 acts (20 contestants a taping) or more and also could you let us know how many acts are in new jersey aslo how many people made I through to the next round

    4. # Voguerista commented on June 6th, 2011:

      Sure! We’ll see what we can put together. In the meantime, check out this post by one of our reporter’s who attended the Chicago Auditions;

      http://www.purexfactor.com/2011/05/19/pure-x-factor-season-1-live-audition-tapings/

    5. # xfactor auditioner commented on June 6th, 2011:

      Y

    6. # xfactor auditioner commented on June 6th, 2011:

      Yes lol is what I meant to type I have already read this ill be looking coward this week to reading what your experience was like but I have read other reports on websites of them describing what the acts sounded like the crowds response/judges and how many actual contestants auditioned @ the live tapings this would be helpful if you could count the auditioners this week in jersey thanks

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