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  • jacknasty

    why? Why do American’s only want British judges on these shows, I don’t get it. Couldn’t he find anybody in the American music industry to be on the panel? A member of a girl band nobody in America has ever heard of and an old bitter drug addict, who are they to judge what talent Americans will want to see?

    Why not a former Destiny’s Child member or somebody from Boys II Men or something.

  • Daez

    @jacknasty: So in short, you are upset because the dude wasn’t black? I kind of have to agree with you. Black people have a unique prospective, and there are many talented black singers. Maybe they could have gotten Tina Turner of pulled Whitney Houston out of rehab since both of those seem to have outlived their actual music career.

  • Cam


    Simon Cowel, the person who hired George Michael and chose him for this is British, so why are you asking why Americans always want a British Judge? He was hired by somebody from England.

  • jj

    hmm I dont know about this. I feel like the producers wouldnt want 3 british judges for the US version. Plus Cheryl Cole? Virtually unknown to US audiences

  • thiago

    @jacknasty: he’s not a drug addict, he’s a stoner!

  • Alex Sarmiento

    I’m not looking forward to The X Factor’s US premiere. I don’t even like that show. It basically killed off the original Idol show in Great Britain, and now people don’t even think that that show existed, yet had it not been for Pop Idol, THERE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN AN “X FACTOR” in the first place. Besides, it’s simply Idol under a different format.

    Give me the original Idol series any day, warts and all.

  • jacknasty

    @Daez, um no being black doesn’t have anything to do with it. I’d be just as happy with somebody from N’sync or Backstreet Boys or Billy Ray Cyrus. As I clearly stated my problem is that it is an all British panel that’s been put together for the American version of the show. But you can just keep on being a boring contrarian if you’d like.

  • Hank ORD

    Where’s a good bully when you need one – such a total waste of space on this earth.

  • InscrutableTed

    It’ll be like “America’s Got Talent”, where the judges are two Brits and a Canadian.

  • jason

    Americans lack that directness that the Brits have. Besides, the American judges on American Idol were generally awful. All they said to the contestants was “youre too pitchy”. Pitchy? What a silly word! American judges lack the honesty and intelligence to be good judges.

  • scott ny'er

    first. This is probably not true. Nobody in America knows who Cheryl Cole is.

    second. I just want George Michael to crank out good records instead of his BS. Get into the studio and record great songs like he used to.

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