“The X Factor” Season 3 Episode 7 airs tonight on Fox, where the Four-Chair Challenge Round No. 1 takes place.
Here’s the episode synopsis:
“The competition continues to heat up on THE X FACTOR as judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio reveal which of the four categories – Girls, Boys, Over 25s and Groups – each of them will mentor. Host Mario Lopez introduces a new round of the competition as each contestant sings for a coveted spot on the giant X stage – and a spot in the Top 16. See how your favorites stack up.”
Fox’s description of the show reads:
“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” Season 3, Episode 7 “The Four-Chair Challenge Round No. 1” airs Wednesday, October 2, at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox.
For a glimpse of what’s in store for Episode 7, take a look at the video below.