A lot of people are not really familiar with new X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos. Her credibility has been questioned because some feel she she is not high profile enough to score such a prestigious gig like The X Factor. Like Cheryl Cole, 22-year-old Tulisa originates from a band. The band is called N-Dubz and they can be considered the UK’s answer to The Black Eyed Peas. They are currently signed to US label Def Jam, as they plan to launch their music Stateside. Their most recent single to date is ‘Girls’. Contostavlos has quite a lot in common with her X Factor precedessor. Like Cole, the London born songstress grew up in financial struggle on a rough council estate.
She was also engaged to black DJ Adam Bailey before calling it off in 2009. The singer, known for her feisty persona, is expected to win over audiences with her hardcore no-nonsence attitude. With the chavvy singer not being so established, she’s going to have to really prove herself on that panel. I personally feel they could have chosen Amelle from The Sugababes, or ANY member of The Sugababes for that matter. But I’m all for giving her a chance. Check out the music video for her latest single ‘Girls’ below.