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Nicole Scherzinger & Paula Abdul: X Factor in New Jersey!

Nicole Scherzinger & Paula Abdul: X Factor in New Jersey!

Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul arrive to judge X Factor auditions held on Thursday (June 9) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The 32-year-old entertainer was named a judge earlier in the week. Nicole was originally slated to co-host the show with Steve Jones, but instead, she’ll replace Cheryl Cole on the judging panel.

Also pictured inside arriving for auditions is record executive and fellow X Factor judge L.A. Reid!

Simon Cowell rounds out the judging panel.

10+ pictures inside of the X Factor judges arriving for auditions in New Jersey…

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Posted to: L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, The X Factor

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  • Catherine

    YESSSSSS! No more Cheryl Cole, brilliant!

  • Wes

    They both look beautiful. Can’t wait to see what this show brings to the table.

  • Allie

    They both look amazing. Much better than Cheryl’s huge hair and orange and purple thing.

    And LA and Nicole seem to get on to – that could have actually been the problem with Cheryl. Simon and Paula have their “thing” going on so the other two judges are going to have to connect ,a la Dannii and Louis on the UK one. Given that LA has admitted he has no idea who Cheryl was/is, that may have been hard!

  • annie

    Much better than that ridiculous fame whore from the UK

  • Onika Maraj

    Cheryl Cole must be pulling her hair off! In a total mental state watching Nicole here.

  • Nicole Scherzinger

    I will suck c*** for jobs!

  • Lisa

    TO SIMON COWELL YOU STAB CHERYL IN THE BACK, WOW WHAT A FRIEND YOU ARE? YOU SIMON FORCE CHERYL OFF THE SHOW. AS AN AMERICAN I WANT TO SEE CHERYL ON X FACTOR U.S. AND I WAS AT THE SEAR’S CENTRE AUDITIONS CHERYL WAS GREAT AND SHE WAS HAPPY. I WILL NEVER WATCH X FACTOR U.S.

  • http://www.sountek.com Sountek

    i dont like her

  • Onika Maraj

    @Lisa:

    Cheryl cole who bi*tch? I rather watch paint dry than hear her annoying accent. Keep your dreadful talent in UK

  • Allie

    Honestly, I’d rather get rid of her from the UK as well. She wasn’t even the most talented in her group, never mind the UK music scene.

    And Lisa, honey, if you think this was all Simon’s doing, you’re seriously deluded. Simon wanted her on the show on the first place. He made her career as a solo artist. He wanted to be responsible for her global rise to fame. FOX call the shots, unlike in the UK, where Simon can do whatever he wants. FOX didn’t want her from the start, they gave her a chance, she wasn’t good enough. You think Nicole had some ambition to be a host? No, FOX had her there as their contingency plan.

    If you’re really a fan, see this as a chance for a) Girls Aloud to reunite or b) Cheryl to prove that she doesn’t need Simon Cowell or the X Factor to have a successful music career. Because so far, she hasn’t done that.

  • Stan

    Simon and Paula together again…..it’s so American Idol. been there, done that, so i’ll pass

  • Stan

    @Allie: what gives Nicole Scherzinger to judge talent when she has yet to have a successful SOLO career here?

  • Stan

    and it was Nicole that told TMZ that Cheryl was fired, Nicole was unhappy that Simon gave the judging job to Cheryl. Nicole lobby the Fox idiots to make her the judge and get rid of Cheryl

  • Allie

    She was successful as part of a group (said group was really her with backing dancers) She has a successful solo career in the UK. Cheryl hasn’t had a solo career in the US nobody knows who she is.

    Lets be honest, if you’re a really successful artist a la Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce you’re not going to have time to commit to the X Factor as they’ll be touring. Its going to be the next level down. She’s been part of a very successful group, she’s been part of the x factor and worked with Simon and was great at it and she known in the US.

  • alicia

    paula abdul is sooooooo GORGEOUSE, and she her legs are incredible

  • DiAnna

    I LOVE that at twice the age of either Cheryl or Nicole Paula still looks great standing next to them.

    As for Cheryl, sorry fans, but as someone who had never heard of her I was very underwhelmed at the Chicago auditions. She had NO personality. She was a complete non entity on the panel. if she were known maybe she could get by with that, but as an unknown in the US she just didn’t bring anything to the panel.

  • http://www.diyhomerenovations.org Abigale

    Lets be honest, if you’re a really successful artist a la Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce you’re not going to have time to commit to the X Factor as they’ll be touring. Its going to be the next level down. She’s been part of a very successful group, she’s been part of the x factor and worked with Simon and was great at it and she known in the US.

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