Best X-Factor Judges

The Top Ten
1 Simon Cowell Simon Phillip Cowell is an English reality television judge, entrepreneur, philanthropist, film, record, and television producer.

Simon Cowell is actually my favorite judge of all time

#1, If it really wasn't for Simon Cowell, he wouldn't have passed so many amazing artists like Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis etc. #2, He gave golden buzzers to all those talented little kids like Jackie Evancho, Grace Vanderwaal, Darci Lynne (and her adorable singing puppet), and then who could forget my favorite one of all time, Angelica Hale! Oh my god, she was awesome!

#3, He also has this great sense of humor. Some girl was singing on American Idol and Simon was literally DEAD with laughter. And the contestant took it so well!

#4, He's like, one of the only people who actually know what talent is. His attitude towards the contestants don't really bother me at all, because honestly, some of them are so rude to him. People like Abby Lisa or Triple Trouble or this one girl who threw this massive tantrum (what the actual hell) when she didn't get anything and she literally shoves the camera guy.

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No duh Simon is the best. People say he is mean, but he just tells it as it is. I'll admit, he could let the contestants down easier because some of his insults are cold. I wouldn't even watch the show if Simon wasn't on it, he keeps it together. I quit watching Idol when he left. He is the only truly honest judge if you ask me. He doesn't beat around the bush or lie because he feels sorry for you. You are either good or not and that's that.

The show wouldn't be worth watching without someone to provide insults and negative feedback.

Simon is funny, charismatic, and honest. He's always keepin' it real and his insults are just great.

2 Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality. She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls.

In my opinion she's better than Simon the snake because she doesn't tell other judges to "shut up" when they are just giving their opinions, which is what they are supposed to do.

She's the best female judge ever. She's beautiful, smart, she can sing, she can dance and she can do opera! I mean, she is just so bloody stunning. I love her!

She can actually sing, dance, act and is multitalented. The best judge ever- her energy lifts the show and I would not watch the show if she wasn't in it.

Nicole can sing live, unlike the previous judges!

3 Tulisa Contostavlos Tula Paulinea "Tulisa" Contostavlos is a British singer-songwriter, actress, and television personality.

Feisty, Fiery and Bolshy Tulisa had that great edge as a judge, born fighter who was committed to her acts.

She was feiry! Feisty! Amazing! She was one of the best judges X factor has ever seen! Tulisa needs to make a comeback to the x factor!

Stunning! Just amazing! They need to bring her back!

She is the queen of X Factor.

4 Gary Barlow Gary Barlow OBE is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is frontman and lead vocalist of British pop-group Take That.

He's a very honest decent and loyal man with a voice of pure gold. Vote GazzaB!

He does great Songs and he's funny.

Vote Gary, we love you

Funny, smart and actually musically gifted (unlike all of the other male judges)

5 Cheryl Cole Cheryl Ann Tweedy (formerly Cheryl Cole, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini) known as Cheryl is an English singer, dancer, and television personality. She rose to fame in late 2002 as a member of girl group Girls Aloud on ITV's Popstars: The Rivals, and stayed with the group until they split up in 2013.

She's simply amazing! I adore her songs, she is a good specialist in the field of music. Though Cheryl is pretty young she's a really wise person. And above all, she is so kind inside! She always can support and encourage participants.

She is just amazing I love her voice, she is pretty, her comments are always good, I just LOVE listening to her when she speaks and above all just love her smile.

She shouldn't be judging other people's singing when she can't even sing herself.

Cheryl is a quite decent among the judges.

She never teas the unfit candidates.

6 Louis Walsh

Let's face it, X Factor isn't the same without Louis. All the jokes, the mistakes, the arguments with Simon Cowell, the crazy contestant choices... Last year, the X Factor was so bland without him because he brought something different to the table, whilst everyone else tries to copy Simon's style. Thank goodness he's returning!

Hands down, the absolute best. Why isn't he higher than Tulisa? I don't like Tulisa...

7 Kelly Rowland Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is a Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.

Hilarious and sassy

8 Sharon Osbourne

She should be in 2nd place. People have no respect for the good judges.

Very funny judge. Sharon is back on X factor UK.

9 Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actor. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, they received their breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. ...read more.
10 Dannii Minogue Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue is an Australian singer-songwriter, talent competition judge, actress, television and radio personality, and fashion designer.

The first judge to ever give proper vocal feedback and still being able to shine despite the showing and Simon championing Cheryl to be the new, young, pretty face on X Factor.

The most honest smart graceful judge! Made Cheryl look like a dumb school girl!

Best judge, has talent, funny, sweet, and makes it about her acts and not herself.

Best judge. Provides constructive Criticism, and cares about her acts.

The Contenders
11 L.A. Reid
12 Rita Ora Rita Sahat├žiu Ora is a British singer and actress . Her debut studio album, Ora, released in 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom . She dated Rob Kardashian .

She is one the best Albanian singers.
She is really nice and pretty.

13 Guy Sebastian Guy Theodore Sebastian is an Malaysian-Australian singer and songwriter. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and a judge on Australia's The X Factor from 2010 to 2012 and then again in 2015 and 2016.
14 Paula Abdul Paula Julie Abdul is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.
15 Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 ...read more.

I think she has that somthin' special. She's very cute and it was very funny to see her as a judge. I know that she's not the best singer, but who says that the judge must sing well?

Worst judge ever. She's like a robot, she has no mind of her own. Very rude as well.

Britney doesn't even know how to sing and shes telling other people they can't?

16 Ronan Keating

I think he is the best of the Australian panel, cause as we all know, a good musician gotta b sensitive, and he is just really feel it, he lives the music, the tune, the tone, the melody, and, yea, you can simply see it.

Good all round entertainer.

17 Mel B Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975), also known as Mel B or Melanie B, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. Brown rose to prominence in the 1990s as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Scary Spice. With over 85 million records ...read more.

She can be scary at times but I still think she's one of the best judges

It was number 10

18 Louis Tomlinson Louis Tomlinson is an English singer-songwriter, known as a member of the boy band One Direction. He was born on 24 December 1991 in Doncaster.
19 Alesha Dixon
20 David Walliams David Edward Williams, known as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, author, television personality and activist, known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch shows Little Britain, Rock Profile and Come Fly with Me.
21 Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Good x factor judge

22 Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.
23 Sarah-Jane Crawford
24 Nick Grimshaw
25 Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
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