The X Factor UK has eliminated the third act from the show on Sunday, Oct. 21. The results are final, MK1 has been eliminated from The X Factor UK 2012.
X Factor host Steve Jones and judges Nicole Scherzinger & Paula Abdul are not returning to X Factor Season 2. Jones announced on Twitter that he’s not coming back to host the show.
“@SteveJones : I wont be hosting next seasons XFactor which is a shame but I cant complain as I’ve had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show.”
E! is now reporting that Nicole Scherzinger will not be returning as judge for Season 2 of “The X Factor.”
“She wants to focus on her music career,” their source said. “She’s spoken to Simon [Cowell] and he’s given her his blessing … ‘X Factor’ took a lot more of her time than she ever expected. She didn’t have any time really to work on her music. She was doing ‘X Factor’ six days a week.”
Sources also confirmed to E! Online that judge Paula Abdul will also not be returning to “The X Factor,” leaving Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as the only original members of the judging panel for Season 2. “She found out today,” a show source told E! Online.
“Yes, it’s true; I won’t be returning to The X Factor next season. I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations. Simon and I, along with Fox and Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation. Simon is, and will remain a dear friend of mine and I’ve treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at Fox and Fremantle. I want nothing more than for The X Factor to exceed ALL of their wildest dreams. This truly has been a blessing and I am most grateful,” Abdul said.
Meanwhile, Simon Cowell issued a statement Tuesday thanking the three for their participation in the show, which crowned Melanie Amaro as its first winner in December.
“We had a lot of fun making the show together, and importantly, we found some real talent and stars. You do develop friendships with the people you work with, and Paula, in particular, is a very close friend, and I expect to be working with her on another project in the near future. I’m sure all three are going to have massive success in what they do next, but now is the time to thank them all for everything they did last year,” Cowell said.
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Former lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls and X Factor US judge Nicole Scherzinger performed her rendition of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ at the 2011 London Royal Variety Performance aired on December 14 on the U.K.’s ITV.
Scherzinger played Phantom leading lady Christine Daae together with four experienced Phantoms: Simon Bowman, Earl Carpenter, Ramin Karimloo and John Owen-Jones.
“The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running musical in Broadway history. The show played its first preview at the Majestic Theatre on January 9, 1988, starring Michael Crawford as the Phantom and Sarah Brightman as Christine,” according to Broadway.com
The show was hosted by comedian Peter Kay and held at The Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. Watch the video below.
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After her elimination on X Factor USA on December 8, 13-year-old contestant Rachel Crow posted on Twitter how she felt and asked the public not to blame X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger for the voting decision that resulted to her elimination.
In the said episode, Scherzinger voted for a deadlock and let the final decision in the hands of the voters. When the result was announced, everyone was shocked including Scherzinger. Crow fell to the floor, sobbing so hard.
Viewers immediately posted on Facebook, Twitter and blogs to express their outrage over the elimination, and most of the anger has been directed at Scherzinger. Read more here.
After the show, Crow posted on her Twitter account:
“Thank u so much to all of my fans I love you so much. I am sad tonight but I will bounce back and be fine tomorrow ”
“Please don’t be angry with @nicolesherzy she was put in such a tough position. I love u all so much.”
While Scherzinger tweet did not mention about Crow. She said:
“I’m so happy for @joshkrajcik, his mom & his family!”
Fans blamed X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger for sending the X Factor results to a deadlock which resulted in Rachel Crow’s elimination. Her Facebook fan page attacked, she was called most hated judge on Twitter and booed by studio audience during the elimination on Thursday night.
What do you think: Is Nicole to blame for Rachel going home?
Video: Nicole Scherzinger booed on X Factor Top 5 Elimination Results Night
Nicole Scherzinger attacked by fans on Twitter.
Screencap photo from Nicole Scherzinger Facebook