Friday, 15 April 2011
Frankie and Kimberley in the X Factor pipeline?
As two of my favourite popstars, I got rather excited when rumours started circulating that Frankie Sandford might become a judge on X Factor and that Kimberley Walsh would replace Konnie Huq presenting the Xtra Factor.
Talk about girl band domination! This would be quite literally amazing. One member of The Sats, one member of Girls Aloud. Brilliant pop would be in full force on the UK's biggest TV show.
In The Sun's take on the story, they report Frankie "is said to have impressed producers with her forthright opinions and striking looks." A 'show source' apparently added: "Frankie has all the right ingredients for an X Factor judge - she looks great, she can hold her own and she's been there."
This what we love about Frankie; she looks absolutely amazing, is super stylish and isn't afraid to speak her mind. All the qualities you'd want from an X Factor judge, with the added strength that I think she'd bring a youthful new 'cool' vibe to the show. A year after 'auto-tune gate' and all that Gamu business, a shot of 'cool' is precisely what X Factor needs. Frankie's also popular with the more indie/rock crowd, featuring on the Kids in Glass Houses track Undercover Lover.
And as for Kimberley? Well, she's really come into her own with her presenting roles for the brilliant Suck My Pop and the other assorted jobs she's cropped up on in the past year. She's found her confidence in it and the Xtra Factor would present the next logical step. She's got that warm, comforting demeanor too which is ideal for supporting the unfortunate soul who's been booted out that week.
An 'insider' revealed: "Kimberley was worried that she wouldn’t be suitable for the role with Cole as a judge, as she may have been biased towards her acts but now Cheryl is off to America she feels it is the perfect opportunity. Cheryl has put in a good word for her and bosses were impressed after seeing her present Suck My Pop last year. It’s pretty much a done deal”
Of course, all of this might be completely untrue... but just like the Rihanna stuff a few days ago, we can all dream...