by Alyssa Toomey
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 theX Factor stage to greet fans and aspiring stars as they waiting for producer and fellow judgeSimon Cowell to arrive.
"3 beautiful ladies, and @SimonCowell is the one who's taking the longest to get ready!," theofficial 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.
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"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.