During the 2011 All-Star Game on FOX, Simon Cowell‘s new reality singing competition “The X Factor” aired its first sneak peek look. The clip shows a young girl named Lillianne entering into an audition room that could’ve been an “Idol” audition room.

Lillianne busts out a terrible version of “Tomorrow” in front of the four judges, Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid. Afterwards, the judges praise her spirit, Paula kisses Simon on the cheek and then he glad-hands a press line, saying, “My attitude this year? Helping others make a better tomorrow.”

And more singers bust out “Tomorrow” as Simon … wakes up from this horrible nightmare, then drives a sportscar, picks up the other judges departing a plane and they all strut in slow motion, plus clips of the auditions as the electric guitar of “Live and Let Die” wails.

What do you think, “X Factor” fans? Excited? Also – did you like the thinly-veiled jab at the audition rounds of “American Idol”? Was the “spirit” remark a jab at J.Lo?

“The X Factor” premieres in September on FOX.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."