Simon Cowell is back along with Paula Abdul during this fall's most anticipated show: The X Factor, airing Wednesday nights on FoxKansas at 7 pm.
The season will begin with a two-night premiere that will feature some of the nation's best singers vying to win fame and fortune with their talent. Hosted by Steve Jones and featuring judges Cowell, Abdul, record executive L.A. Reid and Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger, the singing competition series will award the next superstar solo artist or breakout musical group a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.
The judges had a few things to say about the making of a promotional preview: Simon Cowell
:“This is everything you would dream of doing if you were making a TV show. There is nothing more I could want. In fact, today I was thinking, is there anything else I need? Then, literally, a helicopter was transported past me in a truck, and I think I said we’ve got it all. This is why you make TV shows. This is everything I’ve always dreamt of doing.”Paula Abdul
:“Simon says that I inspired him for the whole idea. I don’t know what that means. I don’t know if it is a compliment or an insult. It’s probably an insult, but it was funny. Having Simon high-five me and watching Simon giving a standing ovation to a young girl singing ‘Tomorrow’ from ‘Annie’…we had to hold it in. We were laughing very hard.” Nicole Scherzinger
: “I wouldn’t expect anything less from THE X FACTOR; we do it big. It is a phenomenon. We do it bigger than big, and it feels right.” L.A. Reid
:“You know what? It was fun. It felt big…The dream sequence was fun. We were very polite; it was great. We were in that zone, which is so unlike us and so out of character.”
THE X FACTOR
Two-Night Series Premiere
Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c
and Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c