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‘X Factor’ Girls Vs. Simon Cowell: The Ceasefire Is Over (Video)

Could the peace really last on the Fox competition? Nah

Did we believe all the talk of a peaceful judges panel the third season of Fox’s “The X Factor”?

Come on, it was only a matter of time before “The X Factor” judges pulled out the meow.

We got a taste of it a couple months back when we attended a taping of the show’s auditions. The girls have really bonded with each other to the exclusion of Mr. Cowell at times.

Also read: ‘X Factor’s’ Simon Cowell on Show’s Word of Mouth: ‘It’s All I Ever Think About’

Wednesday’s premiere was low on squabbles, but Thursday’s episode airing at 8/7c shows Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio can often find themselves on a different page than their male counterpart.

In the sneak peek clips below, Lovato takes a stab at imitating Cowell’s intricate insults complete with her take on his British accent. We also see Rowland having a hard time putting up with Cowell. She takes it upon herself to bring him down a peg — literally.

See video: ‘The X Factor’ Advance Look: Yup, Simon’s Still Mean

Wednesday’s premiere scored the series’ lowest ratings ever. Will some clashes between the judges actually get viewers back? That’s the fighting spirit!

Watch the previews below: