The X Factor, a familiar television show in U.K, is scheduled to premiere in September 2011 on Fox. The singing competition created by Simon Cowell and produced by Syco TV. Creator Simon Cowell aims to make "X Factor" America's top-rated show. The top winner of Fox TV's new "The X Factor" will end up with a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music, a $5 million cash prize and be featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi. According to former American Idol judge Cowell, the U.K.-born show allows to both solo singers and group with lower minimum age of 12 and no upper age limit.
Simon Cowell quits American Idol to launch X Factor US version
On the panel, Simon Cowell will be joined by Paula Abdul, a former member of the Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger and record executive Antonio "L.A." Reid. Nicole Scherzinger is the later replacement after Cheryl Cole was dismissed from the U.S. series.
Cheryl Cole was fired from forthcoming X Factor USA in a $6million deal
Previously, Simon Cowell revealed that he was in talks with the “Touch My Body” singer Mariah Carey. He shortly told the press “She's been very enthusiastic about the show, but then she selfishly got pregnant, which is why she didn't end up as a judge.”
Mariah Carey would have been a judge of X Factor USA
FOX has recently released the TV schedule for The X Factor. The judges will travel around America searching for undiscovered talents. The two-night series premiere of The X Factor hosted by Steve Jones will showcase the live auditions around the country on September 21 and September 22. Participants passing the initial audition will travel to Los Angeles for “Boot Camp” beginning on October 6. The final competition will be categorized into young guys, young girls, older singers and groups.
Simon Cowell with US X Factor judges Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and LA Reid
X Factor show September participants