Paula Abdul To Reunite With Simon Cowell On THE X FACTOR

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If you have been missing Paula Abdul from the judging panel on American Idol, I have a good news for you. Paula Abdul will be reunited with Simon Cowell this fall as a judge on his new show, THE X FACTOR, which premieres this Fall on FOX.

Abdul also joins Cheryl Cole and Antonio “L.A.” Reid at the judges table. Here is what she said to say:

“I am excited beyond words to be a part of THE X FACTOR. I couldn’t be happier to bring my love for cultivating talent and performance to such a wildly anticipated show. I’m looking forward to being back with the FOX/FremantleMedia family and know that it will be an extraordinary journey — we’re going to have a blast. I’m also delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again…but you might want to check back with me in a week or two!”

Here is what Simon Cowell had to say:

“This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can’t believe I am saying this – I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she’s on the show.”

I couldn’t be more excited for The X Factor, I mean I was already excited about it, but that just sealed the deal for me. It will be like American Idol came back to me, at least a little bit.

In other X Factor news, it was also recently announced that artist Nicole Scherzinger and British TV personality Steve Jones will be the hosts of the show.

But what is The X Factor, you might ask?

Well, The X Factor is singing competition similar to American Idol which searches for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over (so everyone over the American Idol age limit, this is your chance), who will brave the panel for a chance to win a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

Now here’s the catch, as opposed to the typical American Idol audition, not only is your first audition in front of the judges, but also in front of an audience of thousands. Yep, you better bring it.

The auditions will continue in Dallas on Thursday May 26, so if you think you’ve got what it takes head over to for more information.

So what do you say? Excited to have Paul and Simon back together again? Will you be watching The X Factor when it premieres this Fall?

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