21 April 2013
After much speculation, it has now been confirmed that LMFAO’s Redfoo will be the fourth judge on X Factor Australia!
Redfoo replaces Guy Sebastian after he stepped down from the panel to concentrate on his music career.
The addition of Redfoo rounds out the new-look X Factor judging panel, which now comprises of Dannii Minogue (who replaces Mel B) along with returning judges Ronan Keating and Natalie Bassingthwaighte.
Speaking to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph about his new appointment, Redfoo has declared that he won’t be holding back when it comes to the show.
“The main key for me is just being myself. What will happen is I will just get into a zone and that is what the world has gotten from Redfoo, just a guy being himself, and that is what makes me unique. I just follow my gut, follow my instinct and follow my feelings. I just want to have fun."
When asked about how he plans to approach being on the panel Redfoo said, "I have no idea what to expect. I've just made it like a blank slate and I am just naturally going to go with whatever piques my interest at the time. I am going to let it happen, let me naturally be attracted to the talent."
During his time on the show Redfoo will be based in Sydney and when asked about his plans while in town he replied, "I will be staying in an apartment or a house I will be working on music. I will be playing tennis and possibly, probably, getting to the beach because I grew up surfing."
Redfoo – who is currently dating tennis star Victoria Azarenka – says he will also make time to travel to see his girlfriend between filming. "She is going to be playing in China when I am down there so I might on the off days go fly and see her," he said. "That's a whole other thing, maintaining the relationship when you are so far away. I might have to get on a private jet for a few days."