Sharleen Spiteri: I'm perfect for X Factor job

Sharleen Spiteri thinks 'The X Factor' is crying out for a "knowledgeable female musician" like her to join the judging panel, but thinks she might be "too straight to the point" to rate the show's wannabes


This article is from 2013.

Sharleen Spiteri

Sharleen Spiteri

Sharleen Spiteri says Simon Cowell needs to recruit a "knowledgeable female musician" like her for 'The X Factor' judging panel.

The Texas frontwoman thinks the ITV talent show, which featured female judges Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa on last year's panel, is crying out for someone more experienced to guide wannabes through the process.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I think it would be good to get some knowledgeable female musicians on the show so they could literally talk from a very definite knowledgeable point of view.

"But it's finding a songwriter or musician, someone that's had a career that they can guide someone in. Apart from myself I can't think of anyone."

While the 45-year-old singer - who was a panellist on Sky One talent show 'Must Be The Music' in 2010 - thinks she would be ideal for the job based on her experience, the no-nonsense Scot is aware she might be "too straight to the point" with some of the contestants.

She added: "I did 'Must be the Music', but I don't know Simon Cowell. Could you imagine me doing that? I think I'd probably a bit too straight to the point, that's the problem. I'd probably be a bit too direct like, 'Are you joking?' So no, but who knows what the future holds?"

Texas' latest album 'The Conversation' is released on May 20.

This article is from 2013.


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