The X Factor can name all the new judges it wants, but the success of this competition will come down to one thing on Season 3:
Its level of talent.
And through two weeks, contestants have definitely impressed on stage, partly for their voices, and also for their backstories.
There's Victoria Carriger, a mother of eight and lover of Kelly Clarkson; Ashly Williams, who dedicated a Whitney Houston track to her late mother; and Rion Page, 13-year old who has overcome a major disability.
Click through an assortment of the top performances below and then vote on your favorite member of the Top 40:
WHO DO YOU WANT TO WIN?