So, what's it like to be the 5th judge? Our digital correspondent, Jim Cantiello, offers you a first-hand account as he took his place in the audience at the first round auditions in Kansas City, MO, where thousands of fans made their opinions known as contestants performed and the judges offered their critiques. Yes, there were lots of cheers, lots of boos, and maybe even a few tears. Dreams were crushed and hearts were broken. But there was also plenty of love and support to go around as well, courtesy of all those fabulous little 5th judges!
We are also eXcited to announce that Jim Cantiello will be returning to The Pepsi PreShow Live in his role of roving reporter, covering all the action during our digital show-before-the show. The PreShow will air in the hour prior to each of the Wednesday night performance shows starting on Nov. 1 when THE X FACTOR goes live for the first time! More details on our Season 2 PreShow will be revealed in the coming week.
Click on the video here and let Jim show you - What It's Like To Be the 5th Judge!
Tune in for more audition episodes of THE X FACTOR on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY at 8/7c on FOX.