With formidable head judge Simon Cowell ditching us for the glitz and glamour of the states, ITV1 X Factor producers are pulling out all the stops to keep the punters tuning in.
While it was boringly obvious that cheeky chap Robbie Williams was going to join his new BFF mentor, Take That team mate Gary Barlow, the shows bossed used up their showbiz contacts when it came to getting other celebs on board – well almost….
While favourite friendly judge Louis Walsh is just going to have to put with Simon’s provocative ex, Sintta changing and revealing wardrobe, girl judges Tulisa and Kerry and partnered with some pretty famous faces.
Who better to pair up feisty London lass N-Dubz Tulisa Contostavlos with another feisty London lass – Jessie J.
With her homegrown hits dominating the UK music charts, no doubt the talented singer will prove a big success when she joins the the first timer as she joins Tulisa at the judges houses stage, helping her pick three groups who are best deserving of making it though to the live shows.
Destinys Child flirtatious Kelly Rowland is also joined by her home girl – Jennifer Hudson.
With her incredible powerhouse vocals, large enough to lift the roofÂ any stadium, Jennifer is either going to inspire and motivate the girls, or intimidate them so much they doubt why they even bothered applying for the show…
Jens larger than life voice and personality saw her become a finalist on the third season of America Idol, so she certainly can relate to the pressure the final X Factor contestants are put under.
Which acts will the judges pick to grace the live shows…?