Girls Aloud singer's tilt at cracking the States has got off to a slow start, according to a red top

Cheryl Cole‘s bid to get a spot on the judging panel of the US version of The X Factor has apparently hit the skids – as Americans are regularly confusing her with Sheryl Crow.

The Girls Aloud singer is looking to land a spot on the TV talent show when it launches in the States next year, despite not having a profile in the country.

However, The Sun reports that Cole is regularly being confused with the ‘Soak Up The Sun’ singer.

When asked about Cole, actress and singer Jennifer Hudson told the red top: “Sheryl Crow? No, I’m not familiar with her.”

Meanwhile, many hopefuls turning up to initial auditions in Los Angeles – where entrants perform for producers rather than judges – also apparently made the same mistake.