Iggy Azalea Joins X Factor Australia Which Is Good, I Guess?
X Factor Australia have one less problem to solve (#soznotsoz), with 26-year-old Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea confirmed to be joining the judging panel.
Azalea will be replacing Dannii Minogue on the popular TV show.
So…err that’s good, I guess?
The X Factor Australian Twitter account confirmed the news this morning, after hinting to Azalea’s addition for a few days.
— #XFactorAU (@thexfactorau) June 11, 2016
According to the Daily Telegraph, Azalea wasn’t sure at first whether becoming a judge on the reality singing contest was the best move for her, however she has changed her mind, ultimately deciding to jump on board, describing the show as “a good fit”.
The ‘Fancy’ singer said she is looking forward to coming home and having the “opportunity to…see my family, who live in Sydney.”
yay Iggy's going to be a judge on X Factor. im so excited. pic.twitter.com/C4qCVa5fvZ
— cc (@biegatti) June 12, 2016
Azalea is excited to “pick unique people and hopefully have them connect with everybody watching,” the show.
Plus there’s a good chance she’ll seize the op to reinvigorate her fandom in her home country, following her most recent North American tour being cancelled after rumoured poor ticket sales.
X Factor Australia is yet to announce any other judges for the show’s eighth season.
Channel Seven has not confirmed a return date for the reality series, however there are rumours that it will air after the 2016 Olympic Games.
Brad Lyons, Channel Seven’s director of production told the Daily Telegraph:
“Nobody knows what it takes to break through in today’s industry better than her. With such international success at only 26, our contestants have the chance to be mentored by the best in the business.”
Azalea is one of Australia’s biggest musical exports in recent years and has previously worked with artists such as Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Britney Spears, Jennifer Hudson, Rita Ora and Jennifer Lopez.
She has more recently been the subject of claims of racial appropriation and stepped back into the media’s glare last month after claiming Beyonce’s lyrics referencing the name ‘Becky’ were racist.
In addition to her new gig on The X Factor Australia, Azalea’s new album Digital Distortion is due out on June 24th.
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