Gary, Tulisa and Louis are joined by US pop star Nicole Scherzinger on the panel of power
But before Nicole joined as permanent judge, stars like Geri Halliwell stood in as audition judges
Pop babe Rita Ora joined the judging panel at London’s O2 Arena
Antastacia joined them for the Glasgow auditions
Mel B added her experience for the Manchester auditions
While X Factor winner Leona helped judge the O2 auditions
Former Pussycat Doll Nicole was anointed the new permanent judge after impressing X Factor boss Simon Cowell
How will she fare alongside Tulisa?
Perennial Louis returns to share his wisdom
Gary returns after quickly assuming the position of lead judge last series
And Dermot O’Leary once agains helms proceedings
The X Factor returns to ITV1 on Saturday, August 18. Will YOU be watching?