What We Know?

* It will start in 2011 on Fox TV.

* Simon Cowell will be one of the four judges on the show.

* It will start broadcasting a couple of weeks after Idol has finished Season 10.

* The Live Shows will be filmed in L.A.

* There will be Four Categories;

16-24 Boys
16-24 Girls
Over 25's
The Groups

* The Winner will receive a Record Contract. How much it is worth is TBA.

* The Audition process will be filmed like it is in the U.K, Held in front of a Live Audience.

*There will be 4 Rounds;

Boot Camp
Judge's Houses
Live Shows

* The winner will release a debt single after winning the show.


* Paula Abdul has been meeting Simon Cowell and has been in talks about joining the Judging Panel.

* Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole from The X Factor:UK have been approached along with several others including Sharon Osbourne, Mel B, Kelly Rowland, Jay-Z and Eminem.

* The Studio for the Live Shows will be bigger than Idol's and will cost $700 Million.

* Dermot O' Leary and Kate Thornton have both been approached to host the U.S Show.

* There will be a guest judge for each of thee live shows.