"It'll definitely be a show," promises Simon Cowell. "In terms of raising the production value, it's something we've always wanted to do otherwise you're watching (a) karaoke show. But it's interesting because since we've done that I noticed that other shows now are trying to do the same thing. We do it better."
And with a big show comes more at stake...even for the judges! "There's an adrenalin that comes with doing the Live Shows. You don't get the same adrenalin, or I don't get the same adrenalin doing the auditions. The Live Show is a shorter amount of time and yes, it's nerve wracking, but it's good adrenalin. It's good nerves," says L.A. Reid.
Wait, does that mean L.A. actually gets nervous? "People that work in television have often told me that if you walk out and you don't have a little nerves, then maybe you're just overdoing it or you've done it too long. When I walk out, I'm very nervous, which means I'm very healthy," says L.A.
So how does one prep for a Live Show? Britney Spears says, "There is no way of prepping really. You just kinda get ready and you do it and you go out there and you have a good time."
Well, X FACTOR fans, on that note, let's all have a good time this week. Tune in WED OCT 31 and THU NOV 1 at 8/7c on FOX for our first two Live Shows!