- Title: USA: X Factor USA hosts exclusive premiere ahead of next week's air date
- Date: 15th September 2011
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 14, 2011) (REUTERS) ***CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGHOUT*** CLOSE UP OF X FACTOR BANNER ZOOM OUT WIDE SHOT OF CROWD WAITING IN LINE POSTER OF FACES OF "THE X-FACTOR" JUDGES SIMON COWELL, NICOLE SCHERZINGER, PAULA ABDUL, L.A. REID AND HOST STEVE JONES VARIOUS OF "X FACTOR" JUDGES AND HOST POSING FOR PICTURES ON RED CARPET "X FACTOR" JUDGES COWELL AND ABDUL POSING FOR PICTURES WIDE SHOT OF RED CARPET "X FACTOR" JUDGE SCHERZINGER SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS VARIOUS OF SCHERZINGER POSING FOR PICTURES SCHERZINGER AND ABDUL EMBRACING VARIOUS OF ABDUL POSING FOR PICTURES "X FACTOR" HOST JONES TALKING TO REPORTERS CLOSE UP OF JONES POSING FOR PICTURES PHOTOGRAPHERS ON RED CARPET CLOSE UP ZOOM OUT OF "X FACTOR" JUDGE L.A. REID POSING FOR PICTURES
- Embargoed: 30th September 2011 13:00
- Location: Usa, Usa
- Country: USA
- Topics: Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVAAOELQJHBV6VIDDCPA6HT0VPUC
- Story Text: In true Hollywood fashion, "The X Factor" drummed up buzz ahead of its U.S. television premiere by hosting an exclusive private screening of the first episode in Hollywood on Wednesday, September 14.
The British talent show, the brainchild of "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, is launching its search for the next big singing talent in the United States.
Cowell, who left the "Idol" franchise to focus on "The X Factor," was joined on the red carpet by his fellow judges, former Pussy Cat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, former "Idol" judge Paula Abdul, and music mogul L.A. Reid. They were also joined by British television personality Steve Jones, who will be hosting "The X Factor" as his first presenting role in the U.S.
The X Factor format will see the first round of auditions open to the public in six major cities across the U.S. The contestants are judged by the panel and the audience and narrowed down to a selected few, who advance to 'boot camp.' Each judge then selects their finalists, who will compete in the live shows beginning November 2.
The X Factor premieres on U.S.channel Fox on September 21.
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