Back in April, just after Kelly Rowland officially dropped out of The X Factor, I said Anastacia would be a fantastic replacement.
She was the best thing about the deeply, deeply flawed Channel 5 Glee-inspired choir contest Don’t Stop Believing, but people were too busy with talking about Dannii Minogue, Geri Haliwell and bloody Estelle to pay her any heed.
Even when more names started entering the fold – such as Rita Ora, Nicole Scherzinger and Frankie chuffing Sandford – there was still no word on Anastacia.
And now, PRAISE BE, she’s finally been “linked”. A source tells the Daily Mail that “Simon would like an American back on the panel”, but is not keen on ITV’s current favourite of Nicole Scherzinger. To be fair, she did tank on the US version.
The “Gutsy” ‘Left Outside Alone’ hitmaker is now on the radar, and will be invited to a guest spot at one of the future audition days. If she is successful, it is thought that she will be offered the gig full-time.
COME ON ANASTACIA!
“I. Care. For. It.”