The X Factor, Twit Pic


Let The X Factor begin!

Filming for the hit reality competition show has officially kicked off in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, and there's already a "girl power" theme for the Fox series' third season.

Demi Lovato and newly announced judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio all took the X Factor stage to greet fans and aspiring stars as they waiting for producer and fellow judge Simon Cowell to arrive.

"3 beautiful ladies, and @SimonCowell is the one who's taking the longest to get ready!," the official X Factor twitter posted, along with the first shot of the three female judges together.

Finally, Cowell graced the crowd with his presence, prompting a jam-packed audience to scream "Thanks for coming, Simon!" a moment that was cleverly captured in a Vine video.

"It's taken more than a decade, but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!)," Cowell said in a statement after the judging news was formally announced.

Well, good luck, Simon. You've got some fierce female power on that panel.

Paulina Rubio, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Simon Cowell, X Factor

Ray Mickshaw / FOX

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