‘The X Factor’ Judges Chat With Ellen, Assign Their ‘Star Wars’ Alter-Egos

Idolator Staff | September 28, 2011 2:52 pm

Earlier today, The X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and eye candy host Steve Jones stopped by Ellen DeGeneres to sit and chat about the singing competition with the daytime talk show host, herself having served as a judge on American Idol briefly following Adbul’s departure. (Ah, memories.) Everyone was all smiles, particularly newcomer Jones, who beamed as he spoke about his love for LA (both the city and the man), and provided an interesting way to describe the show’s panel of judges. Watch the crowded group interview below.

Nerd alert: when asked about the judges, Jones used a Star Wars motif to explain how Simon, Paula, L.A., and Nicole coexist in The X Factor galaxy. (We’re assuming Fox Broadcasting is the Death Star in this situation.)