The X Factor: 'It's Time To Face The Music'

With three new judges!

If you think you had a social life, well think again! The UK hit talent show The X Factor returns to our screens once again tonight and what a treat we are in for. Three brand new judges, live auditions, and a bunch of crazy tone deaf auditionees, what more could you ask for on a Saturday night?

Gary Bawrlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and venteran judge Louis Walsh kick of this years series 8 of the X Factor tonight, and they are hoping it will be back with a bang. 

Thousands upon thousands of wannabe auditionees turned up to many auditions held across the county earlier this year, to see if they have what it takes to be the next big thing in the music industry. The first stand out auditioness will see their faces debuted on tonights show on ITV1.

Here is a little bit of info about each new judge:

Kelly Rowland: Kelly is a former Destiny's Child band member and also solo artist and has been around in the music industry for 15 years. So she     knows what she is talking about. Kelly said ''I want to find someone who will sell records all over the world. This show could change your life forever.

Tulisa Contostavlos: Tulisa is more formally known as one third of the band N-Dubz and reckons she is going to add a 'spark' to this years show. Tulisa despite only being 23 has been in the music industry for a few years after being in the band N-Dubz since she was only 11. Tulisa said: "This isn’t just about finding a star – it’s about finding something fresh, something new. I know talent when I see it, and that’s what I’m here for"

Garry Barlow: More commonly known for probably being the god and the brains of Take That. Gary has been in the music industry for around about 20 years now, so if theres anybody that can spot talent, he is your man. Apparently Garry's mum is more chuffed than he is about him being on the show. He said: "I’m here to find a superstar. If I don’t, I’ve failed. I’m going to be a very tough judge – if I don’t see the talent or potential, I’m going to be brutal. I think people’s perception of me is about to change."

Then there is Louis Walsh, you obviously don't need to know much about him because if your an X Factor fan you will know that he is now the verteran judge of the show and has been there since the show first started back in 2008. So he has a lot of experience of working on the show and the format of it. Louis said: "I’m the last judge standing. The new panel have given me a whole new energy. It’s like I’ve got new batteries. I can spot a star – I remember JLS, I spotted them before anybody else. People walk on the stage and they either have it or they haven’t got it. I’m just buzzing to go – I want to find the next big star."


So it seems that all of the judges have intentions of find that one lucky star that stands out from the rest. Well that is the whole point of the show isn't it? The battle this year to win The X Factor will take place in front 10,000 people as it's been confirmed that the final will be held at Wembly Arena and that's not even counting all the millions of people at home watching!

The X Factor begins tonight on ITV1 at 8pm where the judges are looking for a star at the London auditions. The Xtra Factor will continue over on ITV2 at 9.15pm. It's not to be missed people!

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