The X Factor Exclusive: Check Out the Hot (Pink) Season 2 Key Art!

Simon Cowell’s wardrobe may be 50 shades of gray, black, and white (v-necks), but the new key art for Season 2 of The X Factor is positively bursting with color — namely, hot pink and turquoise.

The stateside incarnation of Cowell’s reality singing competition underwent a massive makeover following its Season 1 finale — with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato taking over spots at the judges’ table from Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, plus Steve Jones stepping down in favor of two as-yet-to-be-named co-hosts.

Not surprisingly, the new promo image (embedded below) puts Spears and Lovato front and center, flanked by Cowell to the right and returning mentor L.A. Reid to the left.

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The show’s Season 2 tagline? “Unforgettable. UnXpected.”

The X Factor returns with a two-night season premiere, Sept. 12-13 (8/7c on Fox).

Are you excited for the show’s sophomore season? Stoked about Spears, Lovato, or both? Hit the comments with your thoughts! And for all the X Factor episode recaps, interviews, and commentary you can possibly handle, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

Comments (33)

  • I didn’t watch last season, but will give the revamp a try. Idol has been so bad the last two seasons. I think Cat Deeley would be excellent. She is the best host on TV IMO. I would miss her on SYTYCD and doubt the Simon’s would allow her to do both.

    Comment by Lisa (@KittyKay3) – August 9, 2012 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Blake Lively wore the same top as Britney in the season three Thanksgiving episode of Gossip. Blake wore it with pants and it looked much better.

    Comment by A – August 9, 2012 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know a few contestants/producers on the show. I don’t think America has ever seen a reality singing show like this before. It’s totally revamped. Super docu-series following the relationship between the mentors and contestants rather than a get up there and sing for your life (Idol/Voice) approach. Demi Lovato is going to be America’s next house-hold name. Demi is new/genuine/interesting/entertaining. She is the Paula & Simon dynamic from Season 1 of American Idol. Demi will steal the show.

    Comment by Confidential – August 9, 2012 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If all that is true, it’ll be interesting. But I doubt it. “Docu-series” doesn’t scream huge ratings.

      Also, either I’m blInd or that’s purple, not hot pink.

      Comment by Sam – August 9, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • No but i was saying they needed to show more bts & actual mentoring..what goes on..disagreementd..contestant v judge selection process..these r things the other shows arent doing, inckuding Voice who promotes coaches

        Comment by hr – August 9, 2012 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How much did Simon Cowell pay you to write this?

      Comment by Marin Kuharić (@Prkan_708) – August 10, 2012 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Demi’s so beautful! ♥ Can’t wait for xfactor to start :D

    Comment by Jessica – August 9, 2012 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Demi is a hater…by sheer luck, not talent, is she where she is today. She is not qualified to be a judge, Brittany is. To get a negative critque from Brittany is acceptable…to get a negative from Demi simply reflects the hate she has for a contestant. When that contestant she hated on gets her own star, she will surpass Demi…The hated is much more beautiful and talented than Demi will ever hope to be. Go back to destroying/hurting yourself. You do not belong on tv.

      Comment by belo – August 13, 2012 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Honestly, Idol has been horrible for years. This sounds fresh and exciting. I hope it does well.

    Comment by Jason – August 9, 2012 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, I am not looking forward to the two new judges but I hope the revamp is better then last year. If it is not, I wont be watching a third time. I guess they feel if they get two scandalously clad women on, it will draw a bigger following. I wish the show luck though.

    Comment by Jill – August 9, 2012 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll give it a try because last year was so bad, I stopped watching at the bootcamps

    Comment by Nick – August 9, 2012 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Judges don’t really matter. Unless they get more diverse talent than they had last year it won’t get huge ratings. No one wanted to watch 10 RNB acts fight for a title. Add a little rock, country, folk and make the thing diverse like American Idol is. Most of the best biggest seasons of Idol included Rock singers. Season 4 had Bo Bice, Season 5 had Daughtry, Season 7 had Cook, Season 8 had Lambert, Season 10 had Haley.

    And there were no country contestants.

    Comment by JASon – August 9, 2012 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll watch for Britney tbqh

    Comment by Jack – August 9, 2012 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The demi always beautiful, inside and out, your heart is golden ♥ ♥

    Comment by Vanessa Laís – August 9, 2012 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im excited but ready to be dissapointed..I hope the talent is there..last year had 6-7 viable artists..josh drew where ru? I dont want all fake drama..also depends on hosts..kelly o will ruin it for me..also wish demi would darken her hair..dont like 2 blondes..want contrast on the screen..justme

    Comment by hr – August 9, 2012 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah the hosting rumors are crazy. They are considering Kelly O, Khloe Kardashian, Mario lopez, and Stacy Kiebler. Its a mess.

      Comment by Michael Covarrubias – August 9, 2012 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh, the talent IS there. Trust me! I went to the first Auditions screening audience, and I must say I was completely blown away by the talent! The groups this year are also going to shine! Of course, there was some crazies, but I have faith that this season will be better than the first.

      Comment by Ricky – August 10, 2012 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • #Britfactor

    Comment by Jared – August 9, 2012 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by LOVE DEMI LOVATO – August 9, 2012 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by KIMBCONT24 – August 9, 2012 09:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Demi ♥ _ ♥

    Comment by kimvato – August 9, 2012 09:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay all these comments and not one about how horrible this new key art is? It’s horrible.

    Comment by Just Me – August 9, 2012 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by BOW TO GODNEY – August 10, 2012 04:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love you sweet girl

    Comment by veysi – August 10, 2012 04:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Personally the art looks horrible. That aqua logo is horrible. In saying this, i am really looking forward to the reboot. I hope they have made changes for the better. Britney and Demi are going to be great additions.

    Comment by greysfan – August 10, 2012 06:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That totally looks photoshopped. Couldn’t get them all in the same room at the same time?

    Comment by me – August 10, 2012 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks like two dirty old men with some young women to me.

    Comment by Yo' – August 10, 2012 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on Leave It To Gossip.

    Comment by leaveittogossip – August 10, 2012 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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