August 2, 2011

Sinitta Claims Mariah Carey Will Assist Simon Cowell On The US X Factor

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Sinitta, Simon Cowell’s long time friend and assistant, is claiming Mariah Carey will indeed be assisting and advising Simon for the U.S. version of the X Factor. However, don’t think for a minute Sinitta won’t be involved in some capacity with the U.S version as well. Snitta will help more behind the scenes. Here is a take from Digital Spy which explains more.

In response, Sinitta today provided her Twitter followers with “official” confirmation that her long-standing role as Cowell’s advisor had been reassigned to Carey for the US version.

“First response to the now OFFICIAL news that the Diva’s Diva =Mariah Carey aka MIMI is to replace me on USA XF-S TOLD ME HIMSELF,” she posted.

However, the 42-year-old assured fans that she would still be involved in both the US and UK shows in some capacity.

“THINK BEING OFFERRED POSITION,(powerful)ON UK [X Factor],” she claimed. “Someone has to hold the forte…so USA SHOW doesnt KICK OUR BUTTS!!!,IN TALKS.”

To a follower’s suggestion that she should also serve as a mentor on The X Factor USA, she added: “I will be working on the show.i love helping the Talent-its what i love to do,you just dont see me.”

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June 20, 2011

Sinitta: “The drama will never be over on the X Factor”

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Pop artist and sidekick to Simon in the UK, Sinitta talks to Digital Spy about her new album and the drama of the X Factor. She addresses the Cheryl Cole issues a little. She says she thinks it’s a bit of “out of sight, out of mind”. She also says she’ll be making an appearance on one of the X Factor shows either in America or the UK. All this and more below….

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May 28, 2011

Pure X Factor 1 – I Think We Are In For A Long Wait To Hear Anything Official On Cheryl Cole’s Exit From The X Factor

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And so the Cheryl Cole-X Factor saga continues! Did Cheryl get axed from being a new X Factor judge in the U.S., or did she not? Channel 5 in the UK interviewed Sinitta (Simon Cowell’s ex-girfriend and close confidante)yesterday. Sinitta questions where the rumor came from in the first place. She also claims Cheryl may not have been kicked off the show and that she just needed to go home because she was homesick. Simon Cowell has been extra busy and unable to take her calls, but, Sinitta says until we hear from the “horse’s mouth” (Simon), we shouldn’t believe anything. I tend to think Simon is loving this negative press because it only hypes up the show. He will wait as long as he can to say anything official.

Channel 5 also interviews a journalist from the States who reports Cheryl’s exit hasn’t been big news and people here don’t really care if Cheryl is a judge or not. She also disses Cheryl’s accent saying it was too hard to understand and she thinks Fox execs thought the same.

Interestingly enough, Simon has been known in the past to give Cheryl a hard time on her accent. I found this older video from 2009 where Simon pokes her on it. Check out how Cheryl replies playing right into his hand. So typical Simon getting a rise out of people. Seriously though, does Simon have room to talk? He has a British accent as well. Even still, you gotta love him. He is who he is and has become for a reason.

Also, something to think about, what about the new X Factor host Steve Jones? He has a Welsh accent. So, is his job in jeapordy as well? Jones remarked earlier this year that his accent wouldn’t have stopped an American career for himself. He said:

“I’ve been working in America on and off for almost eight years and no one’s ever said ‘What the hell are you talking about?’ There would not be a problem with the accent,

“To be honest I’ve been offered a couple of other shows in the States in the last six months which I’ve turned down and I know there’s been no issue with my accent there, because I’m a professional presenter and there’s an element of TV voice – when you’re on you speak clearly, you enunciate.”

So, we continue to await for official word on Cheryl’s new X Factor judge’s position. I have a feeling we are in for a long wait. 🙂

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