It's all happening. Everything's coming together, and there are so many rainbows. Of course, we're talking about the new cast of X Factor gracing the cover of this week's TV guide, in which Britney Spears awkwardly clings to Simon Cowell while L.A. Reid stares into the camera like a lost boy. OMG, Rufio flashbacks.

Not only does the new issue feature some killer pics of the judges, Britney dishes on what it was like to get her very first phone call from Simon. “[He] was absolutely adorable on the phone, and he is so sweet," she says. "My makeup artist used to do his makeup, and we were joking around about me doing it. So I guess it was one of those meant-to-be things.”

Awww, Brit-Brit! Meanwhile, The Queen Of Pop's co-star, Demi Lovato, says “I really feel like being the first young judge on any of these vocal competition shows is a lot of pressure, but at the same time, it’s great because I get to bring in a perspective from the audience that’s around my age. I was nervous at first because it’s not like I have the experience that L.A., Simon and Britney have. But I know how hard people have to work to get to where they want to be, and I can spot somebody who has talent and who’s memorable and could be a pop star.”

So, does Simon think he picked good judges? “It’s quite difficult sometimes when you’ve got singers judging other singers, because they can be selfish," Simon explains. "And I’ve watched this very carefully; these two want to find a star.”

We can't wait! In the words of Britney Spears, X Factor is "the shizzle."

Source: TV Guide via Just Jared