THE X FACTOR: Simon Cowell on His Season 1 Lessons, the Season 2 Format Shift, the Addition of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, and More
September 12, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
THE X FACTOR kicks off its new season tonight, and things are going to be pretty drastically different. Not only are season 1 judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger gone (with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato taking their place), but without an announced host, the show was forced to make some fundamental format shifts.
When I sat down with THE X FACTOR judge/producer Simon Cowell earlier this week, he was open about the necessary changes the show underwent between seasons. “We were kind of forced to make the show which I’d always planned to make — which is it has to look completely different from last year,” he told me in the video below. “It has look completely different from every other show. And [the show] has to be told…through the contestants’ eyes, rather than the producers or the judges, which is the traditional way of making one of these shows.”
Take a look at more of our interview, including his praising of the “fearless” Britney Spears, the lessons he’s learned, and more…
THE X FACTOR’s season 2 premiere kicks off Wednesday at 8 PM on Fox. Will you be tuning in?
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