With only three judges on the X Factor Australia 2016 panel, who would be this season’s Simon Cowell?

“X Factor Australia” hopefuls will face Adam Lambert, Guy Sebastian and Iggy Azalea this season, Idolator noted. Each judge is a talented artist. Therefore, each is likely offer insightful comments on the show. Hence, Sebastian’s own reassurance on Instagram albeit their wacky faces.

Guy Sebastian is veteran “X Factor Australia” judge among the three. He mentored two hopefuls to victory in 2011 and 2012, would he be able to do it again? Given his reputation as the “favorite guy” on the reality show, it seems unlikely that he would sound like Simon Cowell. Unless, the “possible changes” he mentioned earlier were in reference to his own demeanor.

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Adam Lambert is no stranger to the reality show format. In addition to his credentials as an “American Idol” alum, he also sat down as a judge. Although it was temporary, one of his choices during season 14 won the competition. Fans and critics praised his “constructive criticism,” Entertainment Focus wrote.

So Lambert’s earlier statement about joining “X Factor Australia” might not be something Cowell would say. Then again, that could be his strategy to keep everyone guessing. Iggy Azalea is certainly the rookie of the bunch as she takes over Danii Minogue’s spot on the panel. The opportunity to be part of “X Factor Australia” appeals to the Australian rapper in several ways.

First, it’s a chance for her to reunite with family and friends. Second, she’ll be able to impart her wisdom and experiences as a recognized international artist. Thus, would that make her too critical? Moreover, her recent split from Nick Young might make her unstable. Could this be what Sebastian meant by fiery? Would this the intense part of the show? Nevertheless, the Australian rapper assured the audience won’t be bored with her around, Mail Online cited her interview with The Daily Telegraph.

“I don’t want to be bitchy but I hope that I can be honest and entertaining. I am really excited about it but at the same time I’m a little bit nervous…I don’t want to be a boring judge,” Azalea told the publication. Simon Cowell earned a reputation as the judge many love to hate. Cowell arrived on set of “America’s Got Talent” as Hannibal Lecter, which seems fitting as he’s known to eat up contestants.

Who’s your pick for Simon Cowell on “X Factor Australia” 2016?