Exciting! This is something American Idol should have done!
As part of the reality show The X Factor, select contestants are distributed amongst the judges and sent to a variety of locations around the world to train in the 'judges house' portion of the competition, where Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Tweedy, and Louis Walsh will mentor them until the live performance segment!
It has been revealed that for this season, Minogue's crew will be heading to Melbourne, Australia, so she can simultaneously care for her new baby and get back to work earlier than anticipated!
Walsh will be hosting his contestants in Ireland, and Cowell has set up shop in Spain!
Meanwhile, Tweedy is sticking around El Lay, while she works on her album and coaches her selection of contestants!
Wow! Everyone's pretty spread out!
It will be interesting to see how everyone does judging this time around, given Tweedy's illness and Mingoue's maternity leave! They haven't been around much thus far!