Have we already found the first X Factor champion?

Granted, it's a bit early to make such a claim, considering the singing competition doesn't premiere until September 21. But Fox aired an eight-minute preview of the Simon Cowell-judged series last night and gave extended time to Rachel Crow, a 13-year old with a winning personality, a sad personal tale and a terrific dance.

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One was told by an ex-boyfriend that she's never make it. Another is a 13-year old with a dream for the $5 million main prize. Another has the audacity to spar with Simon.

In the latest series of promos for The X Factor, the Fox competition introduces us to a trio of upcoming contestants. Might Stacey, Rachel or Xander be the first-ever American champion of this British import?

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At today's Television Critics Association press panel, Simon Cowell revealed key dates and spilled key details regarding the first season of The X Factor. To wit:

Why did Cheryl Cole get the boot? After two cities’ worth of audition sessions, Cowell said, “we felt that she was going to be more comfortable doing the UK show than the American one [and] I thought it would be been good for the show over there."

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We're less than two months away from the premiere of The X Factor.

On September 21, Fox will finally air this much-hyped singing competition, which reunites Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, while introducing L.A. Reid to viewers and also letting us drool over Nicole Scherzinger.

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