Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger has topped a poll to discover who the British public thought was the best [[The X Factor 2010|X Factor]] guest judge on the show this year.
Due to Dannii Minogue’s pregnancy, the X Factor producers brought in five celebrity guest judges to fill her spot on the judging panel. Over the weeks of the live auditions, viewers saw former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, Aussie popstar Natalie Imbruglia, current chart favourite Pixie Lott and American stars Scherzinger and Katy Perry sit alongside the regular judges at the live auditions.
Scherzinger won the poll, on our sister site Unreality TV, with an amazing 54% of the vote. Prominently bosomed pop princess Katy Perry came second in the poll with a not insignificant 29% of the vote. It should be noted that Perry was in the lead when the poll began, but Scherzinger quickly overtook her. Nicole had a small advantage in that she was also featured on the show during the boot camp stages – all the other guest judges were brought on for one appearance each.
The final results of the poll were:
- Nicole Scherzinger – 4,455 votes (54%)
- Katy Perry – 2,406 votes (29%)
- Pixie Lott – 632 votes (8%)
- Natalie Imbruglia – 475 votes (6%)
- Geri Halliwell – 289 votes (3%)
What did Nicole do right? Well, she showed a touch of class as well as compassion for the auditionees. In fairness, we expected her to be somewhat brash and “all about me”, but she was very focused on the talent. It’ll be interesting to see if she gets the call to be on X Factor America!