Former ‘X Factor’ Judge Takes On Simon Cowell In New Series

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Former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger is going to be going head-to-head with her ex-boss Simon Cowell. Nicole is set to appear in an X Factor rival talent show on Netflix soon. Simon and Nicole no longer work together, but many people are wondering if there’s bad blood between them now that she’s moved on to a new talent show. Keep reading to find out the details on the new show and what their relationship is like now.

Simon & Nicole Are Both Searching For The Next Boy Band On Different Shows

The former X Factor judge will be taking a role on a new Netflix competition show. She will be serving as a judge on Building The Band, which will ask 50 individuals to compete in hopes of becoming the next hit group. The twist? They’ll not come face to face before they are asked to collaborate. Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean is set to host the Netflix show.

It may come as a surprise to many people that Nicole Scherzinger is participating in the Netflix series. The former X Factor judge is aware of her ex-boss’s current search for a new boy band in his documentary The Midas Touch, which is also set to premiere on Netflix.

However, interest in Simon’s documentary was low. The first two dates for auditions were canceled. Now, Netflix seems to be offering Simon some competition when it comes to creating the next big boy band.

Nicole Scherzinger Share Spain Photos [Ellen Show | YouTube]
[Ellen Show | YouTube]
An insider told The U.S. Sun, “Nicole is a huge coup for Netflix as she has been on so many talent shows in the UK and the US in the past, so is synonymous with the genre. It shows how serious bosses at the streamer are about competing with the major channels.”

They continued, “Nicole is the whole package. With her experience in the industry, she also brings personality, warmth, and glamor. She’s perfect.”

To top it off, the source said that casting AJ McLean in the show was a “shrewd move.” AJ has a huge fanbase from being in the Backstreet Boys. He’s also really likable and “quirky on screen.”

Do The Former X Factor Judges Still Get Along?

Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger have worked on the former’s X Factor UK for a long time. They both appeared on the judging panel in 2016 and 2017. Then they worked together again on X Factor: Celebrity in 2019.

Americas Got Talent: Simon Cowell
Americas Got Talent: Simon Cowell

While they are working on seemingly similar projects now, there is no love lost between the two. Nicole and Simon have remained friends. He even showed his support for her when she starred in Sunset Boulevard in West End earlier this year.

Are you interested in watching either of the shows these former X Factor judges are working on? Let us know in the comments.

Amanda Blankenship

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