Reports are emerging tonight that X Factor producers have not granted our wishes and hired yesterday’s guest judge Anastacia for a full-time role on the show. Goshdarnit!!!
Instead they have gone with Nicole Scherzinger, and the axed X Factor USA judge is said to have just finalised a $1 million contract to be on the show starting from the Judges’ Houses stage. She was a guest judge in London last month.
Anastacia proved overwhelmingly popular with audiences at Glasgow’s tryouts yesterday, but it looks like it may have been too little, too late – Nicole has been in contract talks for a couple of weeks.
The ‘Poison’ hitmaker went down great when she appeared as a guest judge in 2010, and even contributed to the decision to form One Direction out of five rejected soloists. However she failed to connect with US audiences last year when she was hired as a replacement for Cheryl Cole on the North American incarnation of the talent show, and was fired along with Paula Abdul in December.
Rita Ora, Mel B, Geri Haliwell and Leona Lewis also served as guest judges, so it could have been worse, right?