X Factor 2012: Bosses won’t announce new judge until after bootcamp – Anastacia to get a turn?
In just over a week we have seen four guest judges working with the permanent panel members on The X Factor and that could be the way of things to come for all the auditions this year it has been reported.
It has been claimed that behind the scenes of the ITV show, plans are constantly being made and changed and things are in a state of chaos, as bosses didn’t make contingency plans on the off chance that Dannii Minogue would turn down her offer to return for the 2012 series.
Kelly Rowland announced her decision to leave the panel in April and it has been reported that bosses immediately approached the Australian star about making a comeback to the TV talent series. They had supposedly fully expected her to accept the role, however it is claimed that she let them down at the last minute, forcing them to find a whole host of female stand ins.
So far we have seen Geri Halliwell, Leona Lewis, Rita Ora and old faithful Nicole Scherzinger taking a seat beside Gary Barlow, Tulisa and Louis Walsh and Dan Wootton of The Daily Mail reports today that this pattern will continue throughout all the tryouts this month.
He claims that bosses will not announce their new panelist until after the bootcamp stage next month.
Mel B is reportedly joining the judges in Manchester next week, while Dan reports that American singer Anastacia is also being considered for an appearance. The blonde singer is viewed as a dark horse because of her ‘gutsy attitude’. ‘Simon would like an American back on the panel as well,’ a source explained.
Anastacia has judging experience, as in 2010 she became one of the main judges on talent series Don’t Stop Believing, a contest inspired by the musical comedy-drama Glee.
ITV are reportedly keen to offer the spot to Nicole Scherzinger for the 2012 series, however Simon Cowell is said to be less keen, having worked with and then sacked the brunette beauty from the X Factor USA earlier this year.
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