In case you didn’t know, FOX’s brand new singing competition The X Factor
premieres next week, and Celebuzz
has all the inside scoop your need!
We were on hand at the show’s Hollywood premiere on Wednesday evening, and have inside scoop straight from the judges themselves!
The UK’s favorite show has made it’s way to the states! At the premiere of X Factor in Hollywood, the audience was introduced to the four judges of the show: Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul (former American Idol judges), Nicole Scherzinger (former Pussycat Doll), and LA Reid (grammy winning record executive responsible for Usher, Rihanna, and Justin Beiber!) With such a prestigious cast of judges, this show is sure to be bursting at the seams with talent! As they travel to four different US cities for auditions, they come in contact with life changing situations, and meet unforgettable contestants.
The audience was also allowed to participate in a Q & A session after the 90 minute episode premiere! Here are some of our favorite questions, followed by answers from the judges!
Q: How much choreography will you be doing opposed to the choreographer on the show?
Paula Abdul: Several choreographers will be rotating in and out but I’m going to be very hands on and do my thing, because I do what I do! I think it’s going to make Cowell wish he never hired me in the first place! I’m very good at what I do, and I love to do it!
Q: Simon, do you agree?
Simon Cowell: I hate to admit it, but yes, Paula is very good at what she does–but she’s not as good as me!
Q: How are the American audiences compared to British audiences?
Simon Cowell: Americans have amazingly good musical knowledge. They know when a contestant is good and they are on it. They are very tough on us at t imes when we didn’t like somebody. I thought there were moments we would get mauled when they didn’t agree with us. The American audience is tougher than the British audience!
Q: Is there a contestant that has really blown you away?
LA Reid: A few have really blown me away. Several have really touched me.
Nicole Scherzinger: Absolutely. I think you know within seconds whether or not someone has “it” or that X Factor.
Q: Between the judges, were there any major arguments over contestants?
Simon Cowell: I’m going to let you in on a show secret. When certain girls came to the competition they were known as DOA (dead on arrival.) Nicole was christened ‘Silvester’ from Silvester the Cat and Paula was ‘Tom’ from Tom and Jerry. L.A. and I had to fight to keep the attractive girls on the show, because ‘Silvester and Tom’ didn’t want them there. True story: most of the arguments came from that!
Q: What does it feel like to change someone’s life?
Paula Abdul: It’s an overwhelming feeling. It’s a blessing to see and feel what other’s feel in that moment. You can’t take it for granted.
With those four judges and heart-throb host Steve Jones, this show is sure to capture America’s attention! Be sure to tune in to the two-night premiere on Wednesday September 21st and Thursday, September 22nd at 8pm!
What do you think of the judges’ comments on the show? Will you be tuning in? Let us know in the comments!