Simon Cowell Talks The Return Of The X Factor
The X Factor has returned once again, so we caught up with the judges to see how the auditions have been going...
It's that time of year again where the nation cancels their Saturday night plans to watch four judges decide who the next big popstar will be.
We caught up with Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Louis Walsh and Dermot O'Leary (Mel B is working in the US) at the X Factor launch earlier this week at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, to find out just how the panel are getting on this year.
On how the auditions have gone so far, Louis revealed: "It's great! I mean, I think the talent this year is amazing. I think it's a different show, I think we're having a lot of fun and we've found some stars. That's our job."
While Cheryl addressed those boot camp decision rumours, after she made an apparent 'unpopular decision', explaining: "The sixth chair challenge was hell for me, I didn't enjoy it. The reaction from the crowd is pantomime for me, at the end of the day it's my decision."
The X Factor is known for it's incredibly bad acts as much as for the incredibly good, which Simon believes is what makes the Saturday night viewing so enjoyable.
"I think this show's at it's best when you see the good, the bad and the ugly," he explained, going on to add that he'd be 'lying if he said everyone who turned up was great'.
As for any rumours that Mel and Chezza don't get along, the Crazy Stupid Love singer revealed they get on better than any of the girls before.
"Mel is actually great we bonded instantly, she cracks me up laughing and I actually get on really well with her. We've never had two girls get on so well to be perfectly honest."
The X Factor is back this Saturday and Sunday on ITV at 8pm.