Nicole Scherzinger Joining ‘X Factor’?

Forget American Idol judges, the new rumor getting floated around is that Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will be joining the X Factor, the British talent show being brought to the States by Simon Cowell.

Dancing with the Stars champ Scherzinger will reportedly be joined by British pop star, UK X Factor judge and Justin Bieber crush, Cheryl Cole. While Nicole and Cheryl’s judging deals remain unofficial, the show’s one confirmed judge is Cowell, who left American Idol earlier this year to focus on launching the American version of X Factor.

Nicole already has some experience on the X Factor panel: The “Don’t Cha” singer spent the summer as a stand-in judge on the UK version of the show when Cheryl was hospitalized for malaria.

If Nicole signs on, she will be in direct competition with new Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, who reportedly inked a $12 million deal to join the hit Fox sing-off.

Simon’s rep says that it’s “too early” to discuss confirmed judges. The X Factor premieres on Fox next year.

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