Scherzy Spills All in 5 Questions
After taking the win last season, Nicole Scherzinger reveals who SHE thinks has an edge this year and what she’s looking forward to most.
Did you have any reservations about coming back again?
Whenever I commit to something, especially this show, I give 110% every time. It requires a lot of my time so every year I do re-evaluate that I am spending enough time on myself as an artist, on my music and my projects. Fortunately, X Factor is so much fun, it’s important to me that we have the same panel because we all get on so well and have such an undeniable chemistry.
Why do you think the talent is so strong this year?
I think because of X Factor’s reputation we’re starting to get more people from all around the world coming here because they know that we actually do make dreams come true, as cheesy as that sounds. Our proof is in the pudding. Former X Factor contestants are now artists and they’re dominating the charts.
How much does music impact the mood you’re in?
Oh 1000% it influences me. It’s my everything. It can change my mood, it can lift me up, it can be my therapy, it can make me happy and feel like I’m on vacation. It’s my everything, it’s like part of my blood, it’s in my veins.
As we look forward to the live shows, how much do you want to win and can you take on Louis who seems determined to be triumphant this year?
Louis doesn’t mean any business, don’t listen to him! He’s all talk. He wants to let everyone through, he doesn’t want to send anyone home, he always says he means business but he doesn’t at all, he’s lying. I might be pushing it by saying I am going to win two years in a row. I’m very competitive and will do the best that I can. I think every category is strong in their own right this year so you never know. I’m very surprised by the category that Simon has, I think he’s the one to watch.
What are you most looking forward to about the live shows?
I’m looking forward to not having that jukebox anymore! I don’t want to do it guys. I just want cool, relevant songs that work. I just don’t want the same things over and over. I’m looking forward to the performances. I love music, you see how excited I genuinely get when my contestants are up there. I’m excited to mentor and work with my contestants and see how far they will get in this competition.
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