Quoting smarterthanpickler from VFTW:
"In The worst decision since New Coke, Simon Cowell has forced Fox to name Cheryl Cole as one of the judges on the upcoming American version of X Factor. Simon has become so delusional that he believes America will go for someone who is completely unknown outside of England and speaks with an accent so hideous and unintelligible even British people can't understand her. Next to Cheryl, Paula Abdul is going to seem like a University Professor. And if that doesn't endear her to America, Cheryl has an extremely ugly racist incident in her past.
On the plus side, she's hot and is one of the best lip syncers I've ever seen."
As certain people keep proving every day, being a racist does nothing but endear you to America... or at least the part of it which likes to be in charge. But making Paula look intelligent? That's a level of challenge no one away from a news commentary camera has been willing to take on, and it's hardly an easy win. Why, she'd have to heap relentless praise on people no matter how much they actually svck! And Steven filed a copyright on that!
Wait and see.