Gary Barlow praises new X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger
The Take That star, who yesterday claimed that last year’s contestants were lazy and cocky, told The Sun that he was delighted to now be working with the former Pussycat Doll:
“We’re really pleased to have Nicole on the panel with us. She’s amazing. She really feels like a Hollywood star.
“She got the job because she clicked. She fitted in. With all her experience in the industry and as a judge on the US X Factor, she has definitely earned her place on this.
“I think she’ll be quite good with the contestants. She’s quite emotional, maternal almost.”
However, the 41-year-old, who is set to perform at the Olympics closing ceremony tonight, went on to add that it’s the contestants that should always be the focus of the show:
“To be honest, I think you could have the same four judges every year. I’m not sure the reinvention of the show comes from changing the panel.
“I think it’s more about the contestants. If they’re no good, no one will watch.”
Watch Nicole Scherzinger perform on last year's The X-Factor below:
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