Cheryl Cole is apparently set to return to the “The X Factor USA” just days after she was allegedly fired from the talent show.
The British newspaper “News of the World” reported yesterday that the UK pop star is back on the “X Factor USA” judging panel. It seems that the show’s creator Simon Cowell fought hard for Cheryl Cole and secured her return to the show.
It was alleged that Cole was fired by Fox executives because of her strong accent and her lack of chemistry with fellow judge Paula Abdul. However, no official statement was ever made regarding her dismissal.
Now it seems that the 27-year-old “Girls Aloud” singer who is building a strong solo career in the UK, will get her chance to break into America after all. Simon Cowell seems to have convinced network executives that they made a mistake by firing Cheryl Cole.
The announcemen that Cole was to be an “X Factor USA” judge, along with Cowell, record mogul L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul, came several weeks ago. Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and British TV personality Steve Jones were set to co-host.
Then came the headlines that Cheryl Cole had been fired from the judging panel, and that Nicole Scherzinger would replace her as a judge. After this latest announcement, Scherzinger is back in her original co-hosting role.
It is expected that Cheryl Cole will rejoin the show in New Jersey for auditions there on Wednesday.
“The X Factor USA” premieres in September on Fox.