Simon Cowell, Executive Producer. Yes, Simon is back on TV and this time he is in charge. ‘The X Factor’ makes it’s US debut tonight on Fox, and it has me wondering what to expect from this singing talent show, why is different from the others, why should I watch? Paula Abdul will also be a judge on the new show.

The X Factor’ debuted in 2004 in the UK and has been the #1 show on TV their for the past 7 years. So what will the show bring to us here in the United States? What does Simon have in mind?

In a departure from other singing competition series, the first time contestants audition for THE X FACTOR judges, Simon Cowell, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, they will do so in front of an audience of thousands – raising the stakes and increasing the pressure to impress not only the judges, but also a potential legion of fans. This will be the ultimate test to prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence that it takes to win an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

THE X FACTOR is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Simon Cowell, Rob Wade and Siobhan Greene are executive producers for Syco Television. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America.

”The X Factor’ debuts at 7PM tonight on Fox. I guess we’ll just have to tune in and see. Will you be watching?