Former X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas has admitted that the forthcoming 2013 series of the show could get ‘crazy’ now that Sharon Osbourne has returned.
The 22-year-old, who finished second to James Arthur in the 2012 series of the show, hinted that Sharon’s return, together with that of Nicole Scherzinger, would help keep things lively on the panel.
“I think it’s nice to have a little bit more crazy. Nicole and Sharon – something’s gonna happen. It’s girls against the boys,” Jahmene said.
The singer – whose debut album Love Never Fails will be released on July 22 along with his single Titanium – added that he would have preferred Nicole to focus on her music career instead of judging – but remained supportive of her decision.
I personally wanted her to focus on her album but I will encourage her in whatever she wants to do,” he said.
“I think it’s nice that people get to experience her in another year. She’s an amazing mentor and whoever has her is going to be blessed.
“She will encourage them the best that she can. I had some shaky moments and she reminded me to believe in myself.”
Jahmene also revealed that the former Pussycat Doll has become a good friend since he appeared on The X Factor, and appears on his album in a duet of Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love Of All.
He also joked that she may well need her own dictionary of words for the next series.
“Everything she said on the show like ‘Jah-mazing’ has stuck with me,” Jahmene confessed. “I think we might make our own dictionary – a ‘Nic-tionary’ – at some point!
“She’s always saying weird stuff and making words up. What she does on TV is who she is.”