It looks like Fox is happy with how The X Factor 2012 is doing just several weeks into the new season because it has already green-lit a third season for the reality singing competition show.

Judge and producer Simon Cowell announced the news Monday afternoon via Twitter.

“I wanted you guys to be the first to know that FOX have confirmed that (The X Factor) will be back next year for its third season,” Simon tweeted. “It was important for you to be the first to know because it is thanks to your support and enthusiasm we are coming back. I want to personally thank each and every one of you, it is hugely appreciated and never forgotten.”

Oh boy. Can’t wait for the post-season who’s in and who’s out on the judges panel. Will Britney, L.A. and Demi stay or go? Let the annoying speculation and rumors begin!

The X Factor 2012 is taking a week off this week, but returns with the live shows on Nov. 1.

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