The first footage of the new ‘X Factor’ season is here — and Simon is in way over his head.
Simon Cowell is the odd man out in the first official promo for the upcoming third season of The X Factor. The video — which premiered July 16 during the MLB All-Star Game 2013 on Fox — shows Demi Lovato, along with new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio, doing everything they can to drive Simon up the wall. Turns out, it’s really not that difficult.
Simon refers to Kelly as a “total professional,” right before we see her sexily refer to a contestant as “cowboy”; he says “everyone” will be able to understand Paulina, just as we’re shown a clip of her making absolutely no sense; and he says we’ll get a very “different” Demi this season, one who respects him — as the promo cuts to a clip of Demi goofing on him for having grey hair.
Fortunately, as always, the tension is all in good fun. The promo ends with Simon saying, “I love you girls.”
And, honestly, who wouldn’t?
The X Factor returns with a two-night, three-hour premiere Sept. 11 and 12 on Fox. Will YOU be tuning in?
WATCH: ‘The X Factor’ Season 3 — First Promo
— Andy Swift