The global singing competition “The X Factor” is set to return to Israel’s television screens this 2021 with a new yet familiar face, the tv personality Simon Cowell. Cowell will be joining the show as a judge in its fourth season. He created the original version of “The X Factor” in the U.K. and became a part of its first seven seasons before launching in the U.S.. Israeli network, Reshet 13, said that this will be Cowell’s first judging stint outside of the U.S. and the U.K.

In an interview, Cowell shared that through the show, he has discovered incredible talents from all over the world. He added that he can barely wait to see what Israelis have to offer. Reshet 13 said that Cowell’s participation will provide an opportunity for more people around the world to watch Israel’s world-class talents.