On March 6, 2013, "The X Factor" U.K. judge Nicole Scherzinger was among the artists who performed at the star-studded charity concert Let's Give It Up for Comic Relief, which was held at Wembley Arena in London. Meanwhile, Scherzinger became one of several celebrities who have blasted Justin Bieber for being two hours late to his concert at the O2 Arena in London on March 4, 2013. (Bieber issued an apology the next day.)
Scherzinger commented to Digital Spy about Bieber's tardiness: "I mean, if it were someone like Whitney Houston I'd be waiting! I'm getting too old to stay up late these days so I don't have a lot of patience for that kind of thing. My team run this ship like a military. I run a tight, tight ship. When you've got a lot of young fans like I do, it's important to be on time. Especially if they have school the next day!"
Despite these criticisms of Bieber, Scheringer told Digital Spy that she still admires him as an artist: "He's a brilliant performer."
According to Digital Spy, Scherzinger said that she was "excited" to see Bieber's concert at the O2 Arena on March 5, 2013. She is also staying at the same London hotel as Bieber.
As for the Comic Relief concert (which was hosted by comedian/actor Russell Brand), the other performers at the event included Noel Gallagher, Emeli Sandé, Kasabian, Jack Whitehall and Paloma Faith.
After her performance, Brand joked on stage: "Nicole Scherzinger: That’s done the world of good for my sex addiction.”
Scherzinger joined "The X Factor" U.K. in June 2012. In her first year on the show, she mentored the top two "X Factor" U.K. contestants of 2012: James Arthur (who came in first place) and Jahmene Douglas (who came in second place). It has not yet been announced which judges will be on the show in 2013. Scherzinger told Digital Spy that things are currently "up in the air" about the show's judging panel.
Scherzinger's "Boomerang" (the first single from her second solo album) is set for release in the U.K. on March 10, 2013. Scherzinger (a former member of the singing groups Pussycat Dolls and Eden's Crush) has had a successful solo career in the U.K., where she has had multiple Top 10 hits as a solo artist. Her first solo album, "Killer Love," was released in the U.K. in March 2011. Her second solo album's title and release date are to be announced.
Even though Scherzinger is a hit artist in the U.K, her solo career in the U.S. has stalled. Interscope Records still has not set a U.S. release date for any of Scherzinger's solo albums. And her two solo singles that were released in the U.S. in 2011 ("Right There" and "Don't Hold Your Breath") were not big hits in the U.S.: On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Right There" peaked at No. 39, while "Don't Hold Your Breath" bombed at No. 86. "Boomerang" does not have a U.S. release date.