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Apparently The X Factor has got the X Factor!
In an announcement earlier today, it was confirmed that FOX has officially renewed the hit talent show for a third season— before even finishing the second!
Show creator and judge Simon Cowell shared the good news with his twitter fans earlier today.
“I wanted you guys to be the first to know that FOX have confirmed that @TheXFactorUSA will be back next year for it's third season.”
Currently, the show has Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and LA Reid as judges, with Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez signed on as the new X Factor hosts this November.
“I couldn't be happier about The X Factor already being renewed for another season,” Simon said in a statement. “I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season. I want to thank our incredible sponsors for their support and creativity, and FOX for going out of their way to do everything they can to make this show a success. Most importantly, I have to personally thank our amazing fans for the support and enthusiasm."
So who is to credit for the show's renewal: the loyal fans or the new talent? With Demi, Britney, Khloé and Mario all making their debuts this season, we’re curious which of the celebs will return for Season 3.
Demi and Britney aren't yet signed on for next season, but with over 10 million total viewers thus far, it's safe to say fans are responding well to the pop stars.
“Our main commitment will always be to find great talent, and let's not forget, we are now days away from our first live shows." Simon continues. "The gloves are off! Expect fireworks!”