09/12/2012 05:26 pm ET Updated Sep 12, 2012

'X Factor' Season 2 Premiere: Our 5 Favorite Finalists From Past Seasons! (WATCH)

The countdown is almost over! Tonight, a batch of fresh, new talent will take the stand and two of Hollywood's biggest pop stars will sit behind the judge's table for the first episode of "X Factor" USA Season 2.

It seems that the entire Internet has been abuzz with anticipation about tonight's premiere -- and rightfully so, with the show's panel of A-list judges and a track record for churning out mega-stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis.

This year's competition promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Judges Demi Lovato (aka #QueenD) and Britney Spears have been tweeting up a storm about the big premiere -- and we're getting pretty excited.

To tide us over until the premiere, we put together a slideshow of our five favorite finalists from past seasons of "X Factor" UK. Click through the videos below to watch their incredible performances.

Which former "X Factor" winner is your favorite? Do you have a favorite judge? Take our poll, share your thoughts in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!



Our Favorite 'X Factor' Finalists!