The latest karaoke style television show debuts this year.  It's known as X-Factor and is already a huge success over seas.  The show is produced and paneled by American Idol visionary, Simon Cowell.  It is the same style show as American Idol with one key difference, the judges mentor the singers as well as judge them.

Kidd Kraddick had Simon on the show this morning to talk about X-Factor.  They discussed the format of the show, including how exactly the mentoring will work.  The show will air this September on Fox.  One juicy tidbit Simon mentioned was that other networks were pretty aggressive about getting the show and wanted X-Factor to go head to head with Idol.  If you want more scoop like that click 'READ MORE' to get the entire story!