Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"The X Factor USA" Premieres Tonight on FOX

After months and months of buildup, Simon Cowell's US adaptation of his hit UK series "The X Factor" finally debuts tonight at 8pm on FOX. The competition is open to solo singers and groups of any age from 12 upwards. The auditions will take place in front of a live audience of thousands at arenas all over the country. Joining Simon on the judging panel are record executive L.A. Reid, singer Nicole Scherzinger and Simon's old partner Paula Abdul. Once the contestants are narrowed down, they will be placed into one of four categories: boys, girls, groups and over 30s. Each judge will mentor a different group and one act will be voted off each week. Here's an extended preview...