The X Factor is finally here. Demi Lovato and Britney Spears are the newest additions to the judging table, joining Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.
THE X FACTOR gives viewers the opportunity to help discover the next global superstar or breakout music group. The judges travel the nation searching for talent 12 years old or over – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are willing to brave the panel for a chance to make their dreams come true. Auditions for THE X FACTOR were held this spring in Kansas City, MO; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; Greensboro, NC; and Providence, RI.
In a departure from other singing competition series, contestants not only audition in front of THE X FACTOR judges, but in front of a live studio audience.
Those contestants who survive the first auditions graduate to “boot camp” and will be divided into four categories – Boys, Girls, Over 30s and Groups. Each category will be mentored by one of the show’s judges. Not only do the contestants want to win but so do the judges. The judges may have their say in how the competition progresses, but it will be up to America to decide who ultimately has THE X FACTOR.
Click over to Page 2 to read our recap of the premiere episode!