Javine Hylton wants 'singer' on X Factor panel

Javine Hylton

Javine Hylton

Javine Hylton thinks 'The X Factor' judging panel needs ''someone who can actually sing'' on it this year.

Javine Hylton wants "someone who can actually sing" on 'The X Factor' judging panel.

The 29-year-old star - who narrowly missed out on a place in Girls Aloud after competing alongside former 'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole in 'Popstars: The Rivals' - thinks despite singers Cheryl and Dannii Minogue having judged the talent show in the past, the series now needs someone who "knows what they are talking about".

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It would be nice to have someone on the panel that could actually sing. At least when you watch 'American Idol' Randy Jackson has been in the music business and is a singer and a vocal coach.

"They need someone like that on 'The X Factor', even if it is a vocal coach it would be nice to have someone who knows what they're talking about.

"It always sounds slightly weird when you hear certain people passing comment when they don't really know how to do it themselves."

The 'Touch My Fire' hitmaker thinks with the line-up of the panel currently hanging very much in the balance - with Louis Walsh and Take That's Gary Barlow being the only confirmed judges to date - music mogul Simon Cowell would be wise to employ a black female star.

Javine added: "It would be nice to get someone with a bit of weight behind them, who has been out there - Beverley Knight or someone like that.

"It would be really nice to have a black person on there as well because there's never any black people who get into music in this country. You know, spice it up a bit. Come on! I think Kelly Rowland would be amazing."

Javine stars in new theatre production 'Burlexe', which opens next month in London's Shadow Lounge venue.

For more information please visit burlexe.posterous.com/


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