The X Factor 2011 is back in just 8 days time and we want to know who your favourite judge is going into the series! There's not much to go just yet, especially if you haven't attended an audition show, but we want to see which of this year's panellists has your support.
This year we’ll be seeing three new judges, being dubbed ‘The Next Generation’ by show bosses.
First up is Gary Barlow, one of Britain’s most successful singer songwriters and a member of one of the biggest pop groups of all time, Take That. Gary has amassed twelve UK No. 1 hits and is a five times recipient of the Ivor Novello award for song writing.
Tulisa Contostavlos, the lead singer of one of the most successful urban British hip hop group, N-Dubz, is next. Tulisa has had eight top 40 hits, a sell-out tour, album sales of over 1.2 million and has won four MOBO awards.
Kelly Rowland adds a bit of US spice to the panel. As a founder member of one of the most successful girl groups of all time, Destiny’s Child, who sold over 60 million records; Kelly has won a Grammy award as a solo artist and established herself as a global star.
And then there’s Louis Walsh. You all know what he’s like!
The new panel has surprised many at the auditions and even the hosts. Dermot O'Leary described Gary Barlow as a 'revelation', while Xtra Factor host Olly Murs said he was shocked by the Take That front man's harsh attitude.
Caroline Flack meanwhile tipped Kelly Rowland for success, describing the US singer as probably the best judge the show has seen, adding she was surprised by Tulisa's warm hearted attitude.
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The X Factor starts on August 20.