The show The X Factor is a singing competition. It comes on at 8:00p.m. on Thursdays and Wednesdays on FOX. The judges are Simon Cowell, Nichole Sherzinger, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid. The show is similar to American Idol. If you think you are a great singer, you should try out for the show. You have to be 12 years or older to be on the show. The prize is a recording contract and 5 million dollars.