Sharon Osbourne Returns X Factor Judge

By: Mary Smith
Staff Writer
Published: Aug 25, 2021

Sharon Osbourne returns X Factor, as a judge, she is currently on America's Got Talent.

Sharon Osbourne returns X Factor judge. Former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne returns to the show as a judge while Dannii Minogue is on maternity leave. Osbourne is currently a judge for America's Got Talent.

Osbourne was a judge and mentor on the UK reality TV talent show The X Factor from 2004 through to 2007. In June of 2008 she announced that she decided to step down as an X Factor judge after four series on the show. During an interview on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, broadcast on 22 February 2009, Osbourne admitted that the reason for her departure from The X Factor was her relationship with Dannii Minogue.

"I didn't enjoy working with her at all and didn't fancy the prospect of spending six months sitting next to her," Osbourne stated.

X Factor is a singing competition that is now held in various countries. It pits aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions against each other. The programs are produced by executive producer Simon Cowell and his company Syco TV.

The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality. The prize is usually a recording contract. In addition to the publicity, that appearance in the later stages of the show itself generates, not only for the winner but for other highly ranked contestants. The format creator is Simon Cowell, who also judges and mentors on the UK series.

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