Demi, Kelly & Paulina at X Factor auditions in New Orleans

Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio and Simon Cowell arrive at the second audition city.

The X Factor auditions were on at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, and Simon Cowell is already making predictions about the outcome of the show.

“It’s gonna be all about girl groups this year,” the salty Brit said as cameras rolled for season three.

Another big surprise at the Louisiana taping included the return of Panda Ross, the 42-year-old Texas soul singer who impressed Cowell last season with her big vocals, but was carried out on a stretcher shortly after her audition.

Day One:

Day Two:

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