Yet although the U.S. version appears to have flopped, there continues to be an international appetite for the show. The latest country to fall for it is Sweden. I know that "Idol" had gone as far as it could go, but it was a much better format than X Factor, which is all about the judges, and the so-called rivalry between them.
Expressen today revealed the names of the artists who will be on the judging panel on the forthcoming first series of the show - http://www.expressen.se/noje/1.2700952/de-blir-juryn-i-x-factor
Orup, Marie Serneholt, Andreas Carlsson and Ison (from Ison & Fille) are the names quoted although TV4 have refused to confirm if the rumours are true.
Meanwhile the rumours are also circulating about who will be appearing in the next series of TV4's "Let's Dance". Latest names suggested are Christer Sandelin and Anton Hysén.