Last season's Britney-plagued "X Factor" suffered from a lack of inter-judge chemistry, but a new promo, airing during Tuesday night's MLB Allstar Game, indicates that Simon Cowell may have finally gotten it right. Maybe the third time will be the charm for "The X Factor" after all.
The clip shows a surprisingly smiley Simon, along with returning judge Demi Lovato, literally twerking in the aisles with new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio to a rainbow-boa-swathed reject's performance of "Baby Got Back." The ladies definitely appear to be injecting some life into crusty old Simon's series, as he exclaims, "I love you girls!" while seeming happier than he has since, well, ever.
Kelly flirts with a cowboy. Paulina confuses Simon with her decidedly un-British accent. Demi, despite Simon's claims that "she respects me now," continues to shoot off her sassy lipglossed mouth. And it all looks pretty darn entertaining. .
"The X Factor" Season 3 premieres Wednesday, September 11 on Fox. Will you watch?