Pussycat Doll-turned-solo-artist Nicole Scherzinger has added a new job to her impressive resume – television host of FOX’s new singing competition the X Factor, based off the British show of the same name. Nicole will join Welsh TV personality Steve Jones and judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Antonio “L.A.” Reid on the search for America’s next great music act.
“I am thrilled to be asked by Simon Cowell to host The X Factor,” said Nicole, who recently served as a guest judge on the UK version. “I loved working alongside Simon on the U.K. show, and cannot wait to see what he has in store for the U.S. I’m so excited to work with Steve Jones and help discover astounding talent from across the country!”
The announcement comes right after the release of Nicole’s music video for “Right There” feat. 50 Cent, the single from her forthcoming album Killer Love, and the premiere of her cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” for the NBA Playoffs. Go behind the scenes of the “Black Dog” recording session in a new video posted to her website, NicoleScherzingerMusic.com.