The X Factor is going to be an absolutely huge hit and it is going to completely dominate in the ratings. The show boasts a judging panel that includes American Idol's favorite former duo Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, as well as solo artist Nicole Scherzinger, music mogul and industry icon LA Reid, and British hottie host Steve Jones -- who is likely to rank number one on every sexiest list within the next year. Here's a bit of breaking info -- contrary to popular belief, one time judge Cheryl Cole will still appear in at least the first episode as a judge. Her reasons for leaving aren't really addressed, but she still does a fantastic job. So how does it seem this show will differ from American Idol? Well aside from the obvious difference, which is the fact that groups can also compete on the X Factor, we are very excited about seeing very young talent on the show. Simon even told one contestant and obvious front-runner Stacy that she had one of the best auditions he's ever seen. To sum it up, this show looks huge, watches like a big-budget action movie at times, will inspire you, and I think viewer will be hysterically crying in the first few minutes of X Factor.
We got some exclusive video at the premiere, and while you can definitely count on the Simon you know and love being back in action, he's also showing a softer side -- make sure to check out our look behind the scenes by clicking the link to our ClevverTV blog. For on-going updates on all things entertainment, subscribe to our channel on YouTube. I'm Joslyn Davis -- catch ya later!