Nicole Scherzinger's tenure on 'The X Factor': Where did it all go wrong?


When Nicole Scherzinger got fired from "The X Factor" on Monday (Jan. 30), it may have come as a shock to some. But the signs were all there that the tenure of the former Pussycat Doll, who herself was discovered on the singing competition "Popstars," was doomed from the start.Fans of the show know that Scherzinger wasn't even producers' first choice for the fourth judge's chair. She was actually a late replacement after Cheryl Cole got the hook. And without proper time to really test out the chemistry, the Scherzinger experiment was off to a rough beginning.While she did a nice job helping runner-up Josh Krajcik get to the finals, it was his talent that was really the key here.Scherzinger was often the victim of barbs from Simon Cowell. While this is par for the course for Cowell, it was clear that he viewed her as a music industry lightweight when compared to the other...


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