Steve tells us that in future stages of the competition, there will be four categories: boys, girls, "over 30s" and groups, and each judge will mentor one category, then winnow them down to pit them against each other in live shows that we vote on, and by "we," I mean "people who vote." Steve adds that the season finale will happen "just before Christmas," which gives me something to look forward to. And then he says that it's not just the judges that the auditioners have to face. Over a high-speed montage of a stage being constructed inside the arena, Steve tells us that the auditions are held in front of a live audience of thousands. Wow, that looks like an actual concert, with a light show and everything. The judges arrive outside, we see Simon and Paula hugging and kissing each other hello, and Simon, L.A., Paula and Cheryl head inside and take their seats at the judges' table, stationed behind their glasses bearing the logo of a major, non-Coca-Cola cola. So only eight minutes in, and it looks like we're already getting started. Which I actually appreciate.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: B | 623 USERS: B-
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