There is more rivalry between the X Factor USA judges than there has ever been between the contestants. And now the bad feeling has apparently reached backstage with head judge Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger at each others’ throats.
It all started on The X Factor USA last week when Simon Cowell penly criticized the contestants that Nicole Scherzinger is mentoring, during the first live show.
Sources on the show say that Simon Cowell had been interfering with Nicole’s contestants all week, before they went in front of the voting public for the first time.
Last week, Simon was unhappy with Stacy Frances’ song, branding her a “church singer.” That upset Nicole.
Since then, Simon has been popping up in rehearsals of Nicole’s acts and is enjoying the fact that her acts are apparently seeking his approval. He is even claiming to have picked the song that Stacey will sing on The X Factor tonight and to have been the one guiding her this week.
So we will see if Simon Cowell sticks to his promise and accepts responsibility if Stacey is criticized for the song choice tonight.
He even went on to criticize Nicole’s mentoring of LeRoy Bell, with whom he says she has not connected.
With all of this rivalry between the judges hitting the headlines it is no surprise that Fox has already announced that it is renewing X Factor for another season. Does that make you happy?