X Factor USA News Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones to Host Show
More X Factor USA news has emerged as Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones have been confirmed as the hosts for the new show.
Nicole Scherzinger will be instantly recognisable to US audiences and recently did a stint on the UK version of the X factor, as a guest judge, while Danni Minogue took maternity leave from the show.
As the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls Nicole has sold millions of records throughout the world and has the ability to dance as well as sing. She can say that she has ‘been there and done it’ to the contestants.
Steve Jones will be someone who is not recognisable to US audiences, much like judge Cheryl Cole. The Welshman could also have similar problems being understood too, he has quite a strong Welsh accent and a particular sense of humour that may or may not translate over to America.
He certainly has alot of presenting experience however, hosting some of the UK biggest shows and events although it was as a fashion model that marked his first steps into his career.
With 2 English judges and a Welshman hosting the show it looks like it will be a very trans-atlantic affair, will US audiences take to them or will they prefer the home grown style of American Idol. Time will tell.
I’ll leave the last word to Simon Cowell,
“These two are going to be great together, I have always wanted Steve to work with us; I think he is a real star. Nicole is fantastic. I loved working with her on the UK X Factor last year. She is gorgeous and super-talented.”
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