Entertainment Weekly also reported at the same time that NBC was looking at a possible fourth judge to be added.
An audition cities poll for season eight was announced on July 11, 2012.
The cities where auditions in front of the producers were held in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland (Oregon), New Orleans, Birmingham, Memphis, Nashville, Savannah, Raleigh, Norfolk, San Antonio, New York, Columbus, and Chicago.
This season, the auditions traveled to more cities than ever before.
The runner-up was comedian Taylor Williamson and singer/guitarist Jimmy Rose announced in third place.
Following her departure, Osbourne returned to The X Factor judging panel after Tulisa Contostavlos announced she would not return.
The 2013 winner was Kenichi Ebina, the first mime and the first foreign act to win the competition.
There have been several people in my community that made the show.
But after sitting down and watching it, I don't know if I can actually sit through another episode in order to see them.
A video played on a screen behind him; the video featured pre-recorded footage in which he dressed up and acted as the monsters, fire breather, and robot in a video game-themed story.
Sometimes referred to as "Los Angeles: AD 2017" (the name of Philip Wylie's subsequent novel based on his script) or "Los Angeles 2017", this was a science fiction piece, shot for only 5,000.