Why Were The Judges Playing Musical Chairs On ‘The X Factor UK’?
Though The X Factor UK‘s premiere episode made it look like all those auditions were done in one day, there is no way that is what actually happened. There are a myriad of acts we didn’t see and the judges have a limited amount of time. Still, I couldn’t help but notice that Alesha Dixon sat in for both Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne during different auditions. What gives?
Though lovable Louis and curmudgeonly Cowell were there in all of the segments that were shown on the hit ITV show, there were a couple of times when either Nicole or Sharon were replaced by the lovely and talented Alesha Dixon. She’s guest judged before, of course, but it was conspicuous to see her covering for both of the other two permanent judges. We already know that Sharon is looking to retire in the next few years so she can spend more time with her husband Ozzy Osbourne playing golf or biting the heads off bats or whatever. Nicole has been distracted by her love life lately, reportedly getting romantic with one of the contestants. Could she be on the way out?
Many of The X Factor‘s fans went on social media after Saturday’s show to say that they hope Alesha comes on as a permanent judge. One fan Tweeted,”Alesha is just a breath of fresh air,” while another added “I’d have her on the panel over Nicole or Sharon any day. #XFactor”. Watch your butts, Sharon and Nicole. Alesha might be gunning for you.