Katie Atkinson
August 20, 2013 AT 06:41 PM EDT

New promo art for season 3 of The X Factor shows that Simon Cowell, the show’s sole remaining original judge, is truly outnumbered this year. He’s flanked by rookies Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland, while returning judge Demi Lovato has a firm grip on his neck.

“Simon thinks he’s in charge. He’d better think again,” the promo warns.

The new season kicks off its two-night premiere Wednesday, Sept. 11, on Fox.

There has been a lot of offseason news surrounding the X Factor panel: Cowell is going to be a dad for the first time, while Lovato is in talks to do double-duty on Fox with a guest-starring stint on Glee.

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