Nicole Scherzinger not watching X Factor

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger hasn't been watching 'The X Factor' this year because she is too busy.

Nicole Scherzinger hasn't been watching 'The X Factor'.

The 36-year-old singer was a judge on the previous two seasons of the talent show but she hasn't been able to find the time to tune into the current series.

Asked if she's been watching, she said: "No, because I've been working, I've not been sleeping, I've been promoting the album in the US, France and now here."

In her first year as a judge, Nicole mentored James Arthur to victory and has remained in touch with all her contestants from that series and is still very supportive, even though James has lost his record deal in part due to his outspoken antics.

She said: "I'm really happy for James, he's always writing. I keep in touch with all my boys, Rylan [Clark], James and Jahmene [Douglas] still."

Asked if she felt James needed advising on how to conduct himself in public, she added: "You learn along the way and real talent always rises to the top, I know James has got it in him, he's an amazing songwriter and those vocals, I believe in him and I think he's gonna kill it."

And though she failed to win with her acts last year, Nicole still felt victorious as she got to perform with eventual winner Sam Bailey at the show's final - even though she was ill.

She told BBC Radio 2's Graham Norton: "I felt like I was winning up there getting to sing with her, that was so much fun. It was a blessing, I love to be on stage so I talk about it all the time, I'm just hungry to be up there. I was actually sick that night, Sam was praying for me, they gave me something to make my throat sing and it just came out, then she won and just killed it."

Nicole Scherzinger

The American singer and Pussycat Doll member performs chart-topping pop and R&B from her debut album, Killer Love.


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