Simon Cowell Promises to Announce X Factor Judges’ Panel “Within the Week”

Simon Cowell is promising that his yet-as-unamed judges’ panel for his upcoming X Factor US will have “The best judging panel so far”. He promises.

Dude, you have to tell us who they are first. Auditions begin in Los Angeles on March 26. THAT’S NEXT WEEK SIMON.

“I’ve got it in my mind now, ” reveals Simon, “I think of who I want this panel to be, and within the week, I think we’re gonna announce it.”

Unless he plans on filling the table with temps, it’s time to step on it!

What does it take to be an X Factor judge? He tells MTV:

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“I think you’ve got to put yourself out there and, as a priority, it is about the contestants to begin with. You’ve got to have a sense of humor. You’ve got to work hard because you’re gonna be mentoring the contestants on the final stages of the competition, which basically means you’re going to be responsible for what they sing, what they wear, how they behave, ” he explained. “You’re like a manager/producer for up to 10 weeks, and I think it’s important that you have to have people on the panel that have made people into stars as well. And so you’ve got to be different, you’ve got to be original.”

“This has been harder than I thought, ” Simon says about casting his show, “You’ve got to negotiate people’s deals, you got to make sure you’ve met as many people as possible, and you got to find the right chemistry.”

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