A new promo for THE X FACTOR USA's second season has been unveiled by Fox. The clip reminds viewers of season one's rivalry between judges Simon Cowell and LA Reid and hints that more tension is in store with new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato joining the show. Check out the promo below!
Fox announced in May that Spears and Lovato would replace departing judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul on the show. According to reports, Spears is earning $15 million to appear while Lovato is believed to be making $1 million.
The X Factor USA will return to Fox later this year, with initial auditions already underway.
THE X FACTOR gives viewers the opportunity to help choose the next global superstar or breakout music group. THE X FACTOR judges will travel the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are willing to brave the panel for a chance to make their dreams come true.
In a departure from other singing competition series, the first time a contestant auditions for judges, he/she will do so in front of an audience of thousands – raising the stakes and increasing the pressure to impress not only the judges, but also a potential legion of fans. This will be the ultimate test to prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence it takes to become a global superstar or breakout music act and win a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.
Those contestants who survive the first auditions graduate to “boot camp” and will be divided into four categories: young guys, young girls, older singers and groups. Each category will be mentored by one of the show’s judges. Not only is it a competition between the hopefuls to stake their claim for the coveted win, but it’s also a showdown among the judges as to whose acts will dominate the competition and make it to the finals. The judges may have their say in how the competition progresses, but it will be up to America to decide who ultimately has THE X FACTOR.
THE X FACTOR is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Siobhan Greene are executive producers for Syco Television. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America.