Season 2 of The X Factor kicked off with a bang tonight! While some might miss Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger & host Steve Jones, everyone finally got to see the highly-anticipated debuts of of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato in the judges for their inaugural night and they didn't disappoint!

The two pop stars shined throughout the premiere, from Demi keeping her composure after a verbal attack from one of the contestants to a clever montage of Britney mowing down unworthy participants.

Of course it wouldn't be The X Factor without some hidden talent and the four judges got their fair share, especially with Emblem3, the first group of the season. After performing an original song, much to the judge's dismay, the three young guys wowed the audience and the unflappable Simon Cowell on their way to their four "Yes" votes.

It was a fantastic start to what looks to be a fun season for the reality singing competition. Let's see what episode two of the premiere brings!