Sinitta as X Factor judge? "I've seen myself in that role since the beginning"

Published Thursday, Mar 3 2016, 11:41 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
It's official, Sinitta wants to be a judge on The X Factor.

The 80s pop singer - who has been a regular fixture on the show often helping Simon Cowell at Judges' Houses and working with contestants on the live shows - has admitted that she would love to sit on the judging panel, which is set to have another huge shake-up this year.

Sinitta at the British Heart Foundation Roll Out The Red Ball.
11 February 2016.

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With Nick Grimshaw already confirming his exit, Sinitta said: "I have seen myself in that role since the beginning. Since the show started I was like, 'I don't understand why you're not making me a judge because I've been there'.

"I've done it from all aspects of singing, dancing, acting, and I'm still around. I guess I'm just not what Simon's looking for."

Sinitta's comments follow the release of her new single, 'Girlfriend', which has left her with the singing bug all over again.

"To my surprise it actually did really well on the iTunes vocal chart," she said. "I started getting messages saying your track's gone up to number nine, it's gone up to number four, let's hope it gets to number one.

"The music industry is so different nowadays and in my day it took weeks to work a track and get it out there and get it moving. I didn't know how fast the online market can make things happen. It's cool!

"I don't have plans to release anymore music this year but I'd like to because that kind of got me excited so it's giving me a little taste for it again."

Who knows, we could even see her perform it on X Factor!

Sinitta launches nationwide competition to find the new voice.
3 March 2016.
Speaking of music, Sinitta has lent her voice to the famous jingle for McVitie's retro chocolate biscuit bar Trio. The 80s chocolate is making its return after 13 years and Sinitta is now on the lookout for a new voice!

"I'm the original 80s girl!," Sinitta told us, "the new voice of Trio needs to be bold, creative and fun." She revealed that the winner of the competition - which will launch next week - will receive £3,000 prize money, an all-expenses-paid recording day to lay down their version of the song, and their jingle played on Capital FM.

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