Scherzinger has already served a stint as Cowellâs sidekick on the X Factor USA but if Lloyd Webber gets his way, sheâll be casting judgement on warbling hopefuls this side of the Atlantic too.
A source told The Sun: “Andrew is obsessed with Nicole – he thinks the world of her.
âAs soon as he got the nod his new show was going to happen, Nicole was his number one target. He’s got a great working relationship with her and Nicole hugely respects his work.”
Lord Lloyd Webber has already used his BBC talent shows to find stars for his recent musical successes including Oliver!, Jason and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music, but his new show will be put on by ITV.
Reports have suggested that the BBC was reluctant to commission the programme because of the âpotentially inflammatoryâ? nature of religious material contained within his remake of the 1971 stage show hit.
Steve Balsamo, who starred in the 1990s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, has already been confirmed as one of the judges on Superstar.
Last month, Lord Lloyd Webber asked the Right There singer to perform a song from Phantom of the Opera on the Royal Variety Show and is also believed to have cast her as Mary Magdalene in a movie version of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Corâ he really is a fan of herâ¦.voice.