September 12th, 2012 will forever mark the day that pop culture conglomerates Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato converged onto one judging table (oh yeah, and LA Ried was there too).
Last year, it seemed as if broadcast television met a max capacity for singing competitions that appeared to exclude X Factor. Cowell’s X Factor made its way over sea’s from the land where cars drive on the other side of the road, in hopes to produce big stars like Leona Lewis, One Direction, and Cherl Lloyd. More importantly, it was treated an American reboot to produce big ratings. The first season’s premiere opened to 12.49 million viewers, seen a severe disappointment in FOX’s eyes. After Cowell aXed half the judging panel, host, and revamped the series to appeal more to American audiences (AKA HEAVILY SCRIPTED), season two seemed like it would resonate well compared to its previous incarnation.