With the success of American Idol Season 10 (so far), The X Factor US/FOX execs sure don't want to mess with the debut season of The X Factor. Simon, as usual, is determined to get a certain Miss Cheryl Cole on the judging panel but apparently, reports have surfaced that FOX execs aren't too game for the idea. The Geordie sweetheart's thick accent, I would assume?
But of course, while FOX execs aren't exactly dense, Simon's smarter than that. What he gets, he wants. Thus, Cowell does have a back up plan up his sleeve. Reports are saying Mr. Cowell is planning to have Cheryl be a mentor on the show, the same way Sinitta does on the UK show. The plan is to have audiences warm up to her in ints first season before Simon tries to land her a slot on the panel next year again.
Hmmm. Well I don't watch the entire UK show, and only catch up via YouTube, I rarely saw Sinitta, actually I don't think I've seen her at all.
Cowell, work your magic and get her as a judge, please.