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.