'X Factor' Sneak Peak (VIDEO)

09/12/2011 09:57 am ET | Updated Nov 12, 2011

For those that just can't get enough of Simon Cowell and his expanding empire of music shows cross-continentally, his British export "The X Factor" finally hits America Wednesday September 21st. Frankly, we find it a bit hard to keep up between all of the talent-this, x-factor-that, pop-and-idol-thems, but one thing is clear from this eight-minute, extended trailer: Cowell is intent on manipulating every audience emotion with thunderous music and "three-minutes-to-change-your-life" back stories. We see a new host -- who's yelling from a truck tractor on a highway! drama! -- and a slew of contestants ranging from ages 13-to-42 whose voices could earn them the $5 million cash prize. Fellow judges L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger round out the team to find America's next big star with that je nais se quoi factor.


Nicole Scherzinger On "X Factor":