5:59 pm - 06/23/2013

Demi talks about enjoying the female-dominated X-Factor panel

"Good looking guys may have an advantage at auditions for season 3 of The X Factor.

"Basically, if you're a male with at least one leg, you've got a really good chance of going through with these three," Simon Cowell says of his new panel, which includes returning judge Demi Lovato and new additions Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio.

Cowell's female costars looked friendly and united on stage, taking photos together and chatting when the cameras stopped rolling during auditions at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., on Thursday.

"It's a lot of fun being on a panel with two other women," Lovato, 20, says. "It's kind of like a bachelorette party when there's a cute guy that walks on stage. We're all on one side like, 'He's so cute!' and [Simon]'s [has] his arms crossed all mad and jealous."

Case in point: the women banded together behind the first performer of the day, an attractive personal trainer who sang Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." Cowell found the performance lackluster but the women were thrilled with the contestant, ogling him before and after his song and even asking to see his abs.

"We're having so much fun," says Rubio, 42, who's been affectionately nicknamed "Pau Pau" by Lovato. "And on top of everything else, we're discovering great talent."

Jokes and disagreements aside, Cowell is happy with The X Factor's new vibe. "These shows have lacked warmth, focus. It's become about judges arguing and this and that," he said. "Where these girls can be fantastic is when they are totally focused on the contestant. So we're in a different world right now – this has been a good thing."

Still, some things never change: "It's three women up here and we’re supposed to be the divas," Rowland, 32, says, "but [Simon] is a diva.""


futurelovexxx 23rd-Jun-2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
Aww this is cute

Ugh I just feel so bad for her rn I hope she is alright Dallas too. :(
swissbeauty23 24th-Jun-2013 12:26 am (UTC)
I know :( family members on Twitter have said that they're ok and with family so that's good. Poor girls.
swissbeauty23 24th-Jun-2013 12:25 am (UTC)
I'm excited for this season.
galaxy_bang 24th-Jun-2013 12:33 am (UTC)
I hope shes doing okay, life has handed her a lot of shit. She's so strong for putting up with it all and finding happiness again. I hope she doesn't spiral down into depression again.
justmediya 24th-Jun-2013 12:42 am (UTC)
migglettes 24th-Jun-2013 02:06 am (UTC)
ia with all of this. im so proud of her and i hope she stays being just as strong throughout this
mirandagirll 24th-Jun-2013 12:57 am (UTC)
I agree with everyone else in that I hope she continues to stay happy and positive
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