Don’t believe the hype; Simon Cowell‘s X Factor USA is not headed for cancellation. In fact, Cowell has just confirmed that season three of the talent competition has been given the green light by FOX.
“I wanted you guys to be the first to know that FOX have confirmed that
@TheXFactorUSA will be back next year for it’s third season,” Cowell tweeted. “It was important for you to be the first to know because it is thanks to your support and enthusiasm we are coming back. I want to personally thank each and every one of you, it is hugely appreciated and never forgotten.”
Season two of X Factor USA is underway, with the judges — Cowell, LA Reid, Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato — revealing the Top 16 contestants. The reveal was supposed to be made during last Wednesday’s episode, but the rain-delayed airing of Major League Baseball caused the episode to air only partially. The full Top 16 reveal episode will air tomorrow night (October 23) at 8pm EST.
The always-entertaining live shows will begin next week. Cowell couldn’t be more thrilled.”The live shows for this season are days away, I have a feeling, as we say in the UK, we are in for a complete ding dong!”