X Factor 2012: Nicole Scherzinger slams "talent free" Newcastle

Nicole Scherzinger (The X Factor 2012)

New X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger slams Newcastle as a "talent free zone" in tonight's show.

Joining the panel as a permanent judge for the first time in the city, Nicole moans at the lack of stars on show.

"I came from Los Angeles for this. I expected more from Newcastle. TFZ, it’s a Talent-Free Zone," she bitches.

Some of the Geordie who appear in front of the panel include Billy, who murders Don't Stop Believin'.

Then Nicole tells one young hopeful: "Well let me start off by saying you Sophie, are a beautiful girl, I’m not going to lie, you have power and projection unfortunately we were missing the pitch and the tone, yeah, you need all of those things."

Tulisa added: "Where are the parents? What are they doing? If she was my kid I would say: ‘Stop it!’”

Louis Walsh is seen agreeing with Nicole, saying: “I just want one good singer.”

The X Factor airs tonight on ITV1.

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