Simon Cowell, LA Reid, Demi Lovato, and Britbot Spears take their seats behind the judges' desk and prepare for the first round of auditions / many bathroom trips, in which solo singers and groups compete to win a place in the next phase of the competition. Don't expect to see the new version of Steve Jones hugging rejected contestants; his replacement has not been chosen yet. It looks like it might be Khloe Kardashian with each passing day.