As you all no doubt know, the singer mentored the Over 30s during the show’s inaugural season in America. On the face of it she was very successful and she saw her act Josh Krajcik named the runner-up in the singing competition during the live finale earlier this month.
However, she also had a bit of a rough ride, being booed by studio audiences and receiving death threats after she was responsible for voting off two popular teenage acts: first Drew Ryniewicz and then Rachel Crow.
Since then, Scherzinger recently refused to commit to another season of The X Factor, and has further evaded questioning as to whether she will return in 2012. She says that for her, 2012 will be about her music.
She called her X Factor experience “quite a learning experience, quite a journey.” She admitted that the high emotion of the elimination process had shocked her.
“I wanted to just mentor and empower artists,” she said.
Scherzinger went on to say that participating in The X Factor was the reason that her new album has yet to be completed and vowed not to lose sight of her identity as a musical artist.
“I’m used to being on stage and performing and singing for people and people cheering for me. I am an artist first, not a judge first!” she said, which puts her X Factor return in jeopardy, surely?
So, would you like Nicole Scherzinger to return to The X Factor USA? If not, who would you like to see replace her?