Nicole Scherzinger says she is still upset over the decision to scrap her first solo album because she had put her “heart and soul” into the project.
The singer began work on Her Name Is Nicole in 2006 while she was still a member of the Pussycat Dolls, but the record was eventually shelved so she could dedicate her time fully to the girl group.
Scherzinger was finally able to release a solo album, Killer Love, this year but admits she is still reeling from having to abandon her debut work.
She tells the Hollywood Reporter, “It was my decision. I felt like the fans didn’t want it out yet. I think they wanted another Pussycat Dolls album and I couldn’t force it… I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of disappointed it didn’t come out… I must have recorded 300 songs.”
“I kind of went insane there for a while. I was a studio rat. But I had to walk away from it When you put so much work, time and heart and soul and it’s not always the radio hit, it’s a disappointment. The work will speak for itself and everything in the right time.”
The former Pussycat Doll, who has replaced Cheryl Cole on the US version of X Factor, let Hamilton’s secret slip after she was asked if she ever tried on his racing jumpsuits and helmets.
“No, but he has worn one of my latex outfits”, the former burlesque dancer told Capital FM’s Breakfast Show.
Scherzinger, 33, also claimed that being a US X Factor judge for Simon Cowell had brought out her mean streak.
“I’ve toughened up a little bit this year”, said the Don’t Cha singer.
“I have a responsibility to find the real thing. I really care about it. I think I’ve been hanging around the Prince of Darkness too long – Simon Cowell.”
Nicole Scherzinger was offered a place on the US X Factor judging panel following the catastrophic departure of Cheryl Cole.
Cheryl, who was on the panel for just four days, will be seen on the show and featured in a promotional video.
Viewers in the UK will get their chance to watch the US X Factor on ITV2 a day after it airs in the US.
Nicole Scherzinger was initially rumored to be the host of ‘X Factor‘ but quickly filled the judge’s seat vacated by Cheryl Cole. It was “Cherylgate” and caused a lot of drama, especially since Cole was a hit on the British version of the show and fell out with Simon Cowell over her dismissal from the US edition.
However, Scherzinger is handling her new gig with grace class and poise. What is she most looking forward to as the show’s maiden voyage begins on Sept. 21?
“I am looking forward to discovering some amazing talent and mentoring that talent,” the ex-Pussycat Doll told iHeart Radio.
“I’ve been in the business for a minute and I have a lot of love and a lot of experience and a lot of understanding and compassion to give back. I want to empower and nurture these little artists the best I can,” she cooed. There you have it. The Scherz is the foil to Cowell’s overly critical, acid-tongued treatment of the contestants who come before him. The show has its mother hen and her name is Nic.
Scherzinger is able to view the contestants via a different lens and perspective, saying, “I can empathize. I got my start on a show called ‘Pop Stars.’ I know how nerve-wracking it can be. This a monster, auditioning for 4,000 people in a stadium!”
“I think all of us stand in our area of what we believe is authentic,” Abdul told THR of her co-judges. “It’s a real good group, to be honest with you. It’s a solid group.”
As for which group member has the grit to stand up to the famously abrasive Cowell, Abdul insisted that the crew is equally capable.
“Nicole’s not afraid,” she noted. “I’m proud of her. L.A.’s not afraid.”
Steve Jones, however, is singing a different tune.
“They’re all very strong people. There’s nobody particularly malleable,” he told THR. “If you’re gonna audition for X Factor in the future, keep this in mind, go for Nicole. Nicole is malleable.”
“If they all think ‘No, it’s not working,’ look at Nicole and go, ‘Nicole, please, please,’ and she’ll go, ‘Ok, I’ll put you through.’ She doesn’t want to upset anybody,” he continued.
“I mean, I love her. She’s not what you think she would be,” Jones noted. “You see her on the stage and she’s fierce. She’s like, poppin’ her hips all over the place, you know, she’s wearing next to nothing. In the flesh — off camera, off stage — she’s such a baby. She cries all the time.”
If the average person’s greatest fear is public speaking then public singing has got to be potentially traumatizing—especially when it’s in a sports arena packed with thousands of screaming or heckling fans. The X Factor does raise the specter of a Roman circus.
In the reality show’s Wednesday night premier, Simon Cowell and his three co-judges hold singing auditions in Los Angeles and Seattle for the chance to win a $5 million recording contract from Sony and to appear in a Pepsi commercial during the 2012 Super Bowl broadcast. Brittney Spears herself, viewers were reminded, was in one of those.
With prizes like that a lot of folks took their chances—some could sing and some clearly couldn’t. One who couldn’t was a man in Seattle who gave an offensive performance in which he lowered his pants while chanting an original composition with the refrain “I’m a stud”. A large X was superimposed on the screen over his genitalia. Judge Paula Abdul left her chair and was followed by cameras to the bathroom where she claimed to have been sick.
Nicole Scherzinger has suggested that she and X Factor co-judge Paula Abdul are “like kindred spirits”.
The former Pussycat Dolls star spoke about her judging style in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying that fellow judge Simon Cowell encourages the panel to just be themselves.
“When I speak to the people, sometimes it’s gentle and sometimes it’s just honest. A lot of times during the show, I’ve said no and the other three said yes and I was surprised,” she told the trade newspaper.
When asked how she views her role on the panel, she replied: “I’m like a kindred spirit to Paula. She was my idol growing up and a lot of what she says is the sheer truth. Our minds, hearts and spirits gravitate towards the same feedback, but we have different ways of expressing it”.
“Sometimes, I’m goofy and sometimes I’m more emotional. I just try to be myself and speak from my personal experience.”
In a separate interview with Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, the ‘Poison’ singer admitted to being “obsessed” with Abdul as a child, saying: “Growing up I loved Paula, I was kind of obsessed with Paula. I had Paula Abdul wallpaper and Paula Abdul gowns and everything.”
Cowell recently joked that Scherzinger was “crazier” than Abdul during the X Factor auditions, claiming the singer would change her accent depending on which city they were visiting.
“What was interesting is that Paula [Abdul] can be a bit wacky at times but Nicole actually wasn’t far behind in a fantastically self-centred way that she wasn’t aware of which I found really amusing,” he said.
“There was part of the auditions where every city we went to – and Nicole wasn’t aware of this – she changed her accent. When she was in New York she had this Brooklyn thing going on, when she went to Dallas she became the Southern belle.”
“The X Factor” will debut Sept. 21 on Fox, but you don’t have to wait to see Simon Cowell’s new show.
Fox will offer an eight-minute preview this Sunday after the NFL doubleheader. The preview offers auditions from Los Angeles and Seattle.
Fox will repeat the “X Factor” preview during an extended “Family Guy”, which runs from 8:30 to 9:37 p.m. on WOFL-Channel 35.
The judges in the singing contest are former “American Idol” judges Cowell and Paula Abdul as well as L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger. Steve Jones is the host.
Kara DioGuardi is one of America’s top songwriters and record producers, having worked with such superstars as Carrie Underwood, Pink, Gwen Stefani, and Britney Spears, and she is currently an Executive Vice President with Warner Brothers Records and co-owner of Arthouse Entertainment. She is best known for her role as a judge of FOX’s American Idol and recently released her autobiography, A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love and American Idol.
Now, she’s making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago through October 30.
TheaterMania recently chatted with DioGuardi about her Broadway debut, life on Ameircan Idol, and her multi-faceted career. Kara said that Nicole Scherzinger might go watch her new project. Check out below:
TM: Which celebrity friends are you inviting to see you?
KD: I know Colbie Caillat will be coming. I hope Katherine McPhee will come, Gabe from Cobra Starship, Vera Wang – I love her. Nicole Scherzinger might come. The challenge is whether or not these people will be in New York at the time.
After falling down on iTunes, finally “Don’t Hold Your Breath” gonna be released on U.S. radios! According to some sites, the single will be release in September 20.
Remember that is one day before the release of The X Factor, which came a rumor that Nicole would perform DHYB live in the show.
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It doesn’t take much to work out why super hot Nicole Scherzinger got a job on the judging panel of US X Factor. Her outfits are stunning!
Even when she’s walking casually through Heathrow airport, you can’t help but notice Nicole. She’s not wearing anything nearly as revealing as what she’d wear on stage, but the way she matches a simple cream dress with a soft leather jacket looks classy and sophisticated.
There’s no flying in jogging bottoms and tracksuits for this glamorous star!
The ex-Pussycat Doll is in the UK to promote her new solo single, Wet – the fourth single from her debut album Killer Love. Her second single Don’t Hold Your Breath reached number one in the UK singles chat while the other two got number 3 so the pressure is on.
Very has an exclusive interview with the stunning singer to find out how she’s feeling and her fashion inspiration. If you want to learn what inspires her, read on below: