London (ANI): 'Careless Whisper" hitmaker George Michael is set to
take the judge"s chair on American 'X Factor." Michael will join
Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole on the debut series in the United
States next year. It will allow the former 'Wham!" star to
re-launch his career after serving a term in stint earlier this
year for drug-driving.
“George is going to take the job. It's an amazing opportunity to
get back in the limelight and reverse his recent bad spell. Simon
knows that Americans love him. He is as big in the US as he is over
here," the Sun quoted a source as saying. “He is a true star and
has the wit and experience for the job. It''s the perfect platform
to resurrect his career," added the source.
However, George will have to apply for a US work permit and due
to his recent brush with the law it could take longer to obtain. A
source informed that, “Simon is determined to have a panel of
amazing judges. The show has to go off with a bang especially as
Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler will be on American Idol."