“The X Factor” Season 3 Episode 8 airs on Fox tonight, where “The Four-Chair Challenge No. 2″ takes place.
Forty contestants sing for a spot in the top 16 as “The X Factor” continues with judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. The never before seen competition round will determine who will remain in each category: Girls, Boys, Over 25s and Groups. Last night Kelly Rowland was the featured judge , as she was the first to pick her finalists in the Over 25s category. Tonight the finalists in the Girls category will be revealed. Four of them sang on Wednesday night, with each earning a chair, at least temporarily.
Fox’s description of the show reads as follows:
“In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the “X factor”. Since its debut in 2004, “The X Factor” has remained the U.K.’s #1 program for the last seven years, peaking with an audience of 21 million for its 2010 finale. The format swiftly broke similar records around the world, where local versions have consistently rated #1. The series has received numerous honors worldwide, and more than 100 million records have been sold by artists launched through the series, including over 90 #1 singles and albums and 150 Top Ten records. 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. This year they will be judged by Simon Cowell, ‘L.A’ Reid, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.”
“The X Factor” airs Thursday, October 3, at 8:00 PM ET on Fox.
To get ready for tonight’s episode, take a look at the video below, which gives a recap of “The Four-Chair Challenge Round No. 1″ in episode 7.