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Photo: Nicole Scherzinger's Debut on 'X Factor (US)' Judging Panel

June 10, 2011 (3:11 am) GMT
During the New Jersey auditions, the former Pussycat Doll sits between Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid as she begins her new stint as a judge.

has moved from the stage to the judging panel of "". The 32-year-old singer, who was initially booked to co-host the show, sat among , and L.A. Reid as she made her debut as a judge during the New Jersey auditions kicked off on Wednesday, June 8.

Sharing her feeling about the new stint, she revealed she was "ranked 1000 in nerves on my first day." The "Don't Hold Your Breath" songstress has also shared pictures from the backstage featuring her with fellow judges Abdul and Reid.

"A dream come true! I was & always will B her biggest fan! I cnt believe I get 2 work w/Paula. X Factor day 1!" she tweeted along with one of the images. In another post, she wrote, "After finishing my vry 1st day on the new job, every1 has bn amazing! Thanku NJ 4 welcoming me. I'm truly grateful & excited 2 B judging."

Scherzinger was tapped to replace after the British beauty reportedly lacked chemistry with former "" judge Abdul. Commenting on the star's firing, the former Pussycat Dolls member wisely said, "I just hope Cheryl's made the right decisions for her... I haven't spoken to Cheryl, she's a lovely, talented, sweet girl."



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