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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…
Cheryl Cole arrives at the Sears Centre on Thursday (May 19) for X-Factor auditions in Chicago, Illinois.
The 27-year-old singer and former American Idol judge Paula Abdul get along quite well together according to Simon Cowell. “They get on great,” he told the Daily Mail. “Cheryl adores Paula. She’s never worked with her before and I’d always spoken about how much fun she was so there’s a bit of a love fest going on at the moment between those two, but that will soon change.”
“The audience seemed to warm to Cheryl,” Simon added. ‘No problems with the understanding, from what we’ve heard.”
15+ pictures inside of Cheryl Cole at the X-Factor auditions…
“It’s warm and fuzzy right now – with a little bit of vinegar poured on top. It’s fun, we’re having a blast,” Paula told Extra about working on the singing competition, which earlier this month held auditions in Los Angeles.
FYI: Cheryl is wearing a Vivienne Westwood orb choker necklace.
15+ pictures inside of The X Factor judges and co-hosts at the Fox Upfront…
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Paula was confirmed as a judge earlier in the day!
“I think what you get with this new group is that were all meeting each other for the first time,” Paula told THR about her fellow judges. “Getting into that chemistry of what’s gonna happen, you have to throw it all away … anything goes.”
FYI: Paula is wearing Vhernier jewelry.
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The 48-year-old singer has closed a deal and signed on as a judge for the upcoming singing competition.
“I wanted so much to give you a confirmation sooner… Well here it is right now!,” Paula tweeted.
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Simon, who worked with Paula on American Idol for eight seasons, said “I’ve always wanted Paula… I missed her the second she left the show… I’ve never found anyone better than her. I think there’s a good chance it will be her. We’ve agreed that we would meet as many people as possible, and now we’re reaching the deadline we’ve got to make the decision soon. But I think she’s got a really good shot.”
Cheryl worked with Simon on the British version of The X Factor.
“Shes a great judge. She’s smart. It’s just a hunch. If people take to her like the British public did, I think she’s going to do really well in America. And Fox was desperate to hire her,” Simon said.
No deals for Paula or Cheryl have yet been finalized.
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