INTERVIEW L.A. Reid & Simon Cowell (Judges)
- Bootcamp was designed as a test of character
- The contestants who got a ‘yes’ went through a process of elimination
- The segments of Bootcamp
- You had to end up with 32. We cut people for different reasons along the way
- “People I didn’t get, in this environment were interesting” (Simon)
- It’s a cast, but it’s everyone for themself
- We selected songs and they had to work with a group; many surprised us
- When we watch the show, sometimes we wonder what we were thinking
- Where the Judges watch The X Factor when it’s on TV
THE LIVE AUDITIONS ARE OVER.
“BOOT CAMP” BEGINS TONIGHT ON “THE X FACTOR” ON FOX 50!
WATCH THE DRAMA UNFOLD AS 162 ACTS BATTLE IT OUT IN LOS ANGELES AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR QUEST FOR A $5 MILLION DOLLAR RECORDING CONTRACT WITH SYCO/SONY MUSIC
162 acts made it past the judges and audience of thousands during the live audition round. Now the remaining hopefuls travel to Los Angeles for “Boot Camp” to experience vocal training, choreography, group performances and a final live performance in front of an audience of thousands. Be there for the behind-the-scenes drama and meltdowns as some of the front-runners buckle under pressure and others rise to the occasion to wow the judges!
The “Boot Camp” episodes air TONIGHT (8:00-9:30 PM) and, in a special two-hour episode, TOMORROW (8:00-10:00 PM) on FOX 50.
By week’s end, each of the judges will be assigned a category: Boys, Girls, Over 30s and Groups. Next week, the next phase of the competition—“Judges’ Homes”—begins. It’s an exciting new twist in which the remaining 32 acts that make it through “Boot Camp” are whisked away to their selected judge’s house for some private rehearsal time, and their final performances to impress that judge and a celebrity guest-mentor. The “Judges’ Homes” round is unlike any other competition show on television!