cole-scherzinger

Blowing up the interwebs today is a spicy debate concerning sexy singers Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger. Scherzinger—of Pussycat Dolls fame—recently replaced Cole as a judge on The X-Factor after Cole apparently failed to meet Simon Cowell’s expectations. Of course, we don’t care much about reality show politics. What we’re really concerned with is the question of which of these two entertainers is hotter. Tough call. Check out this gallery and decide for yourself.

Cheryl Cole

Cole was a judge on the British version of The X-Factor in 2008.

Nicole Scherzinger

Before joining the Pussycat Dolls, Scherzinger sang backing vocals for the rock group Days of the New.

Cole is a popular recording artist in her native England, frequently topping the charts with pop and R&B singles.

Scherzinger, a talented dancer, took first place in the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars.

Cole was fired from the American X-Factor a few weeks into filming. The exact reason for her departure hasn’t been revealed.

Scherzinger was hired shortly thereafter.

Cole’s rise to fame started when she earned a spot in pop group Girls Aloud, a group formed off of the British reality show Popstars the Rivals.

Scherzinger’s full name is Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger.

The former Cheryl Tweedy was married to English soccer star Ashley Cole from 2006 to 2010. But she’s single now…

Scherzinger will appear as a judge on The X-Factor for the remainder of the season.