After all the publicity and all the rumors, and all the money, and all the judge searching, it's time for X Factor to begin. Will the new judges make a difference?

I think many more people will be watching X Factor this season, at least at the beginning. With powerhouse names like Britney and Demi joining the judges, there has to be at least a curiosity about the show. The real question is will the show maintain the audience. Last season's ratings had to be a disappointment.

So, will the changes at X Factor make a difference? I say yes. I don't think the show will ever approach the number of viewers American Idol had at it's peak. Not many shows do. But I do think X Factor is good for about 15 million people a show this season.