Emmy The Great, Kevin Pietersen and NME.COM users give a mixed reaction to new ‘X Factor’ judges

Plus Gary Barlow finds himself in the firing line

Fans and celebrities have given a mixed reaction to the new X Factor judges following last night’s (August 20) opening show.

Many praised N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland but very few were impressed with Take That‘s Gary Barlow.

One fan wrote: “I like Gary Barlow in Take That, not as a judge on The X Factor.” Another added: “The dullest man in pop strikes again.”

This comes after the singer pledged to bring credibility to the show.

Others were generally pleased with the new line-up that has replaced Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue.

Duncan James wrote: “Really love the new line up on X factor! Kelly and Tulisa smacked it!!!” Another said: “Go Tulisa, you absolute babe! 😀 I love X Factor!”

Singer Emmy The Great even took to Twitter to praise the show as she posted: “Oh dear I’m hooked on X Factor again.”

Despite generally positive comments about the new judges some thought the show wasn’t the same without Cowell particularly England cricketer Keven Pietersen.

“I can’t watch The X Factor without Simon Cowell. He made the show. Who are you Tulisa?” he wrote.