And Finally

Fergie, and loads of others, in running for X-USA judging role

By | Published on Monday 11 April 2011

The X-Factor

Talking of the ‘X-Factor’, The Fergster, as I’m pretty sure doesn’t call her, is apparently a contender for one of the judging roles on the all new US version of the show.

As previously reported, ‘X’ man Simon Cowell and former Universal exec Antonio ‘LA’ Reid have already been confirmed as judges on the new US version of ‘X-Factor’, while Reid recently seemed to confirm rumours Cheryl Cole will also cross over to the American show. But what about judge number four? All sorts of pop names have been linked to the role.

Cowell admitted to reporters that Black Eyed Pea Fergie was being considered, but added that so were numerous other (mainly female) pop types, and that producers were really struggling to pick between them. Whether anyone has asked Fergie whether she’d do it I’m not sure, perhaps when Cowell calls these days you’re not given a choice, you just fit it into your schedule.

With rumours Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan and Cowell’s old ‘Idol’ compatriot Paul Abdul were also in the running, Cowell told reporters last week: “We are still having nightly arguments with everyone, trying to get everyone to agree. If you asked everyone involved on this show who they would like on the panel, you would have 25 different opinions. It does show publicly our complete and utter indecisiveness”.