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

Best judge and honest

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 cause some of his insults are cold af. I wouldn't even watch the show if Simon wasnt 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. - dragonfly99

I love Simon’s insults. They never fail to make me laugh (yes, I’m a narcissist...) - KingSlayer93316

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 fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group more.

Best looking judge ever - Liam31idents

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!

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 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.

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.

I love her and she doesn't copy the other judge shes the best I think please
Every body vote for tulisa because she has lots of amazing talent like singing and judging

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

Such an inspiration love Tulisa so under rated gorgeous inside and out x

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.

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

He does great Songs and he's funny.

He has so much talent and was funny

Amazing judge

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. - Wonderful

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

Cheryl has always brought a smile to my face, and is always so encouraging with a beautiful face she should not be at number five for sure

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! - Aquaturtle

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

He's funny

Louis comes in 3rd & is great judge he knos his stuff is softer on his harshness than Simon

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

She is honestly so hilarious and is so truthful but lets people down in a nice way. SHE IS AMAZING XOXO

Just like Nicole, she makes x factor "sex factor! " - DaWyteNight

Hilarious and sassy

8 Sharon Osbourne

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

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

9 Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. more.

She was so funny going against Simon

She's really nice to the contestants

Demi rocks she is the besy


10 Dannii Minogue Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue is an Australian singer-songwriter, talent competition judge, actress, television and radio personality, and fashion designer.

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.

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.

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

The Contenders

11 L.A. Reid
12 Rita Ora Rita Sahatçiu 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 more.

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

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

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?

You don't need to be able to sing to be a judge. Simon, Sharon and Louis don't sing either, but they are still judges. It's about knowing the industry and people. Oh yeah, and one more thing: It's Britney Bitch!

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 more.

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

She was the best judge hope she comes back to the panel in 2017

The one of the best judge

18 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 more.

Good x factor judge

19 Louis Tomlinson

I love Louis so much and I think he was (by far) the best judge in his year. He was so close to the contestants and them to him and lets not forget that the he was once in the show as contestat.💙💙💙

20 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 more.
21 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.
22 Sarah-Jane Crawford

I think she was the best XTRA FACTOR presenter and is amazing being the radio presenter for metro radio

23 Nick Grimshaw
24 Shelley Osbourne
25 Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

She was the best judge and after her it's definitely Louis Tomlinson.

26 Alesha Dixon
27 Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. more.

Nope no way, katy's own music and voice is a joke so she has no right to judge someone's talent. - DaWyteNight

28 Victoria Beckham Victoria Caroline Beckham is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and singer. In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls, and was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British music magazine Top of the Pops.
29 Paulina Rubio


30 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.
31 Amanda Holden

The best. my favourite x factor judge

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