she's just not much of a musician, nor [does she] understand music." Warner Bros.imprint London-Sire Records signed the group to a recording contract before the band was named and had finalized its membership, due to the hours of network television exposure the group would receive.In December, Scherzinger made her West End debut starring as Grizabella in the 2014 revival of the musical Cats at the London Palladium where she played the role for a 12-week run until February 8, 2015; her performance received rave reviews from critics particularly praising her rendition of the song standard "Memory" and garnered a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical.After a 3 year break from The X Factor, Scherzinger returned in August 2016, for its thirteenth series; she mentored the Boys category, in which her act Matt Terry won the competition.She voiced the part of Sina in the animated feature Moana, which was released on November 23, 2016 through Walt Disney Pictures.In September, she was a judge on the X Factor UK for her fourth year, in the programmes fourteenth series.She rose to fame as the lead singer of the burlesque troupe-turned-recording act the Pussycat Dolls, who became one of the world's best-selling girl groups.During their hiatus, Scherzinger planned to embark on her solo career with Her Name is Nicole, but it was later shelved after four singles failed to impact the charts significantly.
She first attended Bowen Elementary, and later attended Meyzeek Middle School as an adolescent.
A classically trained singer, Scherzinger is comfortable singing in a variety of styles (jazz, theater, classical).
Along with control and power, Nicole is able to sing complex melisma throughout her range, expertly alter the dynamics of her voice mid-phrase and, thanks to excellent breath control, hold notes effortlessly.
Scherzinger states that, growing up, her family did not have a lot of money, and she gave thanks to her mother for all the support she gave her to become what she is today.
Scherzinger began performing in Louisville, attending the Youth Performing Arts School at du Pont Manual High School, and performing with Actors Theatre of Louisville.