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Cheryl Cole canned from 'X Factor' over thick accent

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In case you were wondering exactly why Cheryl Cole got the boot from the gringo version of The X Factor, you'll have to listen closely. As in, American producers thought her Newcastle accent was way too strong for redneck Yankee ears. Oh, and Paula Abdul is easy to understand?

Adbul did factor into the decision, however; TMZ says a source told them she and Cole had a "lack of chemistry," and that Paula was worth more than Cheryl. Wow, that had to hurt. And then to have Nicole Scherzinger replace her, well, that's just rubbing her face in it. Of course, we've included a clip of her speaking below so you can decide for yourself.

The site says producers want Cole to return to the U.K. to stay on the British version of the show, but it's rumored she's so angry about how this was handled, she may quit altogether. We can't say we blame her, although she may want to annunciate when she calls them to tell her how she decided.

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[Last modified: Thursday, May 26, 2011 4:54pm]

    

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