FOX has released the X Factor USA 2011 schedule for the premiere season this fall. The X Factor premiere date was already announced for September 21, 2011, but now we know the rest of the key dates all the way through to the finale show.
This will be a short and sweet season lasting just three months from start to finish. Meanwhile American Idol runs nearly four and a half months each year. Considering they didn’t watch to stretch the finale events across a Christmas break this isn’t a surprising schedule. Can’t wait for the premiere of X Factor!
The first four episodes will feature on-location audition events from Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark and Seattle along with YouTube auditions and the “My Booth” auditions. The following week will feature the “Boot Camp” episodes where singers continue to perform for the judges and live audiences.
Singers who make it through the “Boot Camp” will be sent on the judges’ homes and split in to groups: young males, young females, older singers, and group performers. The judges will then learn which group they are going to mentor. Then in late October the season’s finalists will be revealed and we’ll move in to live performance and elimination shows for the last two months of the X Factor 2011 season.
DATE >> EPISODE
Wednesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) >> Season Premiere, Part 1
Thursday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) >> Season Premiere, Part 2
Wednesday, Sept. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) >> Auditions Episode
Thursday, Sept. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) >> Auditions Episode
FOX has just announced the X Factor USA premiere date for Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 8PM ET. And of course they’re doing it in grand fashion with a promo poster.
Are you excited for the X Factor premiere and the return of Simon Cowell? We are!
Source: Entertainment Weekly
With just two months until the X Factor 2011 premiere FOX is starting to ramp up the marketing campaign again with the second commercial in the past week. Then there was also the interview Simon Cowell gave detailing how much each episode of X Factor USA would cost them. This looks to be a major production, just as it should be.
Can Simon still pick up where he left off with American Idol?
Whoa. This puts that $5 million prize in perspective. Simon Cowell says each episode of X Factor USA will cost 2.1 million pounds which converts over to more than $3.3 million in US currency. That’s incredible and it really puts the pressure on the former American Idol judge to deliver.
Despite all his past success and multi-millionaire status – he also revealed how nervous he was about failure in America.
Cowell, 51, described it as the most expensive reality show ever, costing £2.1million an episode, and said: “This better bloody work or I am in huge trouble.”
“I thought, ‘This is either going to work or it’s not and there’s nothing I can do about it’.”
With the money being spent on US X Factor, Cowell would need an audience of between 15 million and 20 million to call it a success.
Lets hope this does all work out or we won’t have anymore of Simon’s catty comments to laugh over! Don’t forget that X Factor premieres September 2011 on FOX.
Source: Mirror UK
Take that, American Idol. Simon Cowell is back and he doesn’t want anyone to confuse his new show or persona with his past days on FOX’s Idol. To make it perfectly clear they’ve released this new promo clip for X Factor 2011. Notice there’s no sign of Cheryl Cole as she’s been officially replaced by Nicole Scherzinger.
Considering both Idol and X Factor are on the same network it might be wiser to take on other channel’s singing competition rather than chewing on its own arm, but okay.
Can’t wait to see Simon back in action along with Paula Adbul. Should be awesome.