Best X-Factor Judges


The Top Ten

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

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

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

Best Insults Hands Down!

No competition

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2 Nicole Scherzinger 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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4 Gary Barlow 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 has so much talent and was funny

He does great Songs and he's funny.

Amazing judge

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5 Cheryl Cole Cheryl Cole Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini 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

She sucks and has no right to tell anybody that they can't sing. - DaWyteNight

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

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

Hilarious and sassy

8 Sharon Osbourne Sharon Osbourne

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

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

9 Demi Lovato 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


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10 Dannii Minogue 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.

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

The Contenders

11 L.A. Reid
12 Rita Ora 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 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 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised 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 and going on to become a pop superstar 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?

It's Britney, Bitch!

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15 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.

16 Mel B Mel B

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

17 Adele 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

18 Paula Abdul Paula Abdul Paula Julie Abdul is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality.
19 Ozzy Osbourne 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.
20 Sarah-Jane Crawford
21 Nick Grimshaw
22 Katy Perry 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

23 Shelley Osbourne
24 Victoria Beckham 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.
25 Paulina Rubio Paulina Rubio


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Top Remixes (7)

1. Tulisa Contostavlos
2. Cheryl Cole
3. Gary Barlow
1. Nicole Scherzinger
2. Simon Cowell
3. Louis Walsh
1. Nicole Scherzinger
2. Sharon Osbourne
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