The singer /Songwriter and X factor Judge Nicole scherzinger may not return for the second season of the talent show which wrapped its first season on Thursday night with Malanie Amaro as the winner .
Nicole suffered criticism as the judge who struggled to put her own desires for stardom aside for her contestants. Nicole danced around the question when asked by radaronline if she’ll be returning next season .
“Next year for me, it’s about my music,” Scherzinger said. “This has been quite a learning experience, quite a journey for me. I didn’t expect to have been so emotional through the whole elimination process. I wanted to just mentor and empower artists.”
The singer blames her hectic work schedule on X Factor for the delay of her album release.
“The reason it hasn’t come out yet is because of The X Factor,” Nicole said. “It’s been so time consuming. I work with these contestants six days a week. So I delayed the album, but I was able to perform one of my new singles last week.”
Nicole also shared that she found it hard to be on the other side of the stage, and claimed she identifies more with being an artist than a judge.
“I’m used to being on stage and performing and singing for people and people cheering for me,” Scherzinger said. “I am an artist first, not a judge first!”Follow @celebregion