The X Factor has announced the first judge to join the panel for it’s 2016 season and it is none other than Australia’s own Iggy Azalea.
“I understand what it’s like to have giant dreams and intend to help other young Australians achieve theirs by sharing my knowledge and developing their talent in collaboration with The X Factor” says Azalea.
The rapper who hails from Mullumbimby, NSW, shot to fame in 2014 with her global smash Fancy (featuring Charli XCX) reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Since then Iggy has gone on to collaborate with some of the world’s biggest artists including Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Hudson.
The program is responsible for launching the careers of Dami Im, Samantha Jade, Reece Mastin, Cyrus, and Jess & Matt.
“The X Factor is bringing Iggy home to Australia.” says Brad Lyons, Channel Seven’s Director of Production “Nobody knows what it takes to break through in today’s industry better than her.
The judges joining Iggy on THE X FACTOR in 2016 are set to be revealed very soon.