THE X FACTOR: L-R: Paulina Rubio, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Simon Cowell. © 2013 Copyright FOX Broadcasting Company. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX.

Here’s your first look at the new X Factor judges panel! l-r, it’s Paulina Rubio, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and King Simon Cowell on the end.  I’m willing to give this panel a chance. I don’t think it matters that the members aren’t huge stars–just as long as there is chemistry and the panel is entertaining.

But I’m getting a “Charlie’s Angels” vibe from this set up. If  Simon baits them into arguing, frames them as stereotypical catty women, or is condescending to any of them, it will be insufferable and hard to watch.

Here’s hoping Demi keeps Simon in line…

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THE X FACTOR: Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland arrives in Charleston, SC, for her first day as a judge on THE X FACTOR airing this fall on FOX. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX. © Copyright 2013 / FOX


THE X FACTOR: Global pop sensation Paulina Rubio arrives in Charleston, SC, for her first day as a judge on THE X FACTOR airing this fall on FOX. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX. © Copyright 2013 / FOX


THE X FACTOR: Judge Demi Lovato arrives in Charleston, SC, for the taping of THE X FACTOR airing this fall on FOX. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX. © Copyright 2013 / FOX

 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1462106762 Samuel Shallenberger

    Uh-oh. The lack of Pepsi cups can’t be a good sign….

  • Last Laugh Lane

    Yeah… not feeling any chemistry

  • xboxmas

    I can’t picture them having chemistry but we’ll see.

  • ht23

    I have a bad feeling about Paulina. I feel like she’ll start some unneeded drama on the panel.

  • LucyWillis1996

    I thought Kelly was Demi and I was like…wow she really overdid the tanning booth. I am not used to seeing Demi away from Simon.

  • xboxmas

    Interesting, maybe their sponsorship got taken away.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1462106762 Samuel Shallenberger

    This is the order they started with last year (Demi not sitting next to Simon) and she ended up swapping with Britney within one or two auditions rounds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    Lmao. They’re photos…you’re not gonna be able to actually see the chemistry. lmao

  • YeP

    They should’ve kept Demi next to Simon…Also that way you dont have 2 blondes on one side…I dont think Simon was on the XF panel when Kelly did the show anyway. Guess its all political..But hope we dont get these little bits of information and leaks and BTS footage all till Septembe

  • Last Laugh Lane

    Just saying by the looks of things. Initially having LA and Britney seemed I don’t know, fuller? And even that didn’t pan out well.

  • George Wilson

    I prefer Demi sitting next to Simon. But I think the reason why they had Demi sit next to Paulina is because Paulina’s new, and Demi’s there to help her bring Paulina’s personality out– just like how Demi was able to play around with Simon last season. I just sense “power couple” with Kelly and Simon. That’s probably the reason why they sat next to each other.

  • b_james

    I really wish they could have gotten someone besides Paulina, like a guy to bring in female viewers, or at least an industry person.

  • vamp111

    Simon probably thinks he is the token hot guy who could bring in the females.

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    Paulina was probably nervous as it was her first time with the show. Maybe she will do a better job tomorrow. It seems like the female judges are getting along pretty well. All of them tweeted pictures of them together. Not that it say much but it looks like they like each other unlike Nicki and Mariah haha.Glad you had a good time! Were there any stand-out contestants?

  • springboard2

    This panel is a gamble because of the gender unbalance, and because Paulina may be a lose cannon.
    In addition, I think that it is the last chance for the X factor to take off.
    But since it is different the gamble may pay off.

    Also there is more to a show than the judges, like talent, diversity, good production, good songs, an organic feel and outlook in tunes with the American taste.
    I am not going to pre-judge now.

  • tripp_ncwy

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  • fergiefrog

    She could have been nervous. Plus, I’m not as familiar with her and she was further away from me than the other judges. The impression I got was from my experience in the audience, so she could come across completely different on camera.

    Spoilers possibly:

    No one really stood out for me. There was a former Miss South Carolina that they barely let through. A 16 year old that had a good voice but was very immature. They barely let her through as well. There was one girl that was on in an earlier year. Her story was that she got divorced because of the show. Her husband was not supportive of her career, so he left her when she tried out for X-Factor and got through. Her voice was ok but Simon was critical of her horrible outfit. The guy that sang to Paulina had a decent voice. They made him sing to her and he had tears in his eyes but they still didn’t let him through. I thought that after all he did they would let him through. He was the only one that got a standing ovation. There were some twin guys that got through. They sounded ok but their personalities are what got them through. The audition that stood out the most to me was a young girl (I think her name was Jasmine and she had tried out before) and her grandma, Deb. Deb was there for moral support and to hit on Simon. They invited her to sit with Simon and she was hilarious. I’m pretty sure that will make tv. Jasmine didn’t get through because she seemed like she did not want to be there. That audition was all about Deb.

  • fergiefrog

    Oh, and the judges did seem to get along. Kelly and Simon were great, albeit a little naughty. ha Demi and Simon were the same as usual…mean to each other, but you know they actually like each other. I guess this is why Paulina didn’t stand out as much, because there was a lot between Simon and the other two girls, but not her. It could be because she is on the end.

  • vd88

    I was wondering if anyone stood out. Thanks for the in depth spoilers!!!

  • http://twitter.com/jasongorny92 Jason Gorny

    thanks!