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‘X-Factor’ loses the deadweight

Buh-bye, Nicole and Paula!

Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones out?

Bravo, Simon!

I’m actually enjoying the shake-up.

If you’ve been hiding in a cave the past 24-48 hours, here’s what you’ve missed!

What do you think? Is “X-Factor” going to be even better next season without the deadweight?

X-tatic

For years, I’ve been hearing about The X-Factor from my British friends.

But despite America’s clearly insatiable hunger for a) reality-based singing shows and b) caustic British judges, America has been an X-Factor desert.

Until tonight!

It is with bated breath that I count down the hours to the series premiere of the American version of The X-Factor and the return of Simon Cowell to the telly.

This winning TV formula, which originated in the UK seven years ago, has already spread to over 30 countries and has finally landed on our shores.

I am looking forward to the smorgasbord of talent and trash, as they comb the country in search of that one individual or band with the so-called X-Factor. The addition of Paula Abdul as a judge is just icing on the cake.

Here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite.