“The X Factor” executive producer Simon Cowell finally speaks up about Tulisa Contostavlos. He confirmed media reports Contostavlos out as a judge for “The X Factor” U.K.
In an exclusive interview with Radio Times, Cowell announcement that there will be major changes on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2013. He also confirmed that Contostavlos has been dropped from the show.
Meanwhile, “The X Factor” U.K. will go back to having the auditions in front of the judges taking place in a small room that is closed to the public. The people auditioning in front of the judges will also have to perform a cappella (without instruments or backing tracks).
There are some reports that “The X Factor” U.K.’s boot camp will still be open to the public.The dates and location of this year’s boot camp have not been announced yet.
There’s no official announcement on who will be the judges for the said show.
Also, there are some reports from British tabloids thatSharon Osbourne is replacing Contostavlos. She repeatedly denied these reports. There are some speculation about Osbourne’s “X Factor” return began in August 2012, when she tweeted that she wanted to go back to being a judge on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2013.
The show’s lineup of judges for 2013 should be announced by May.