In a rare interview, Simon Cowell sat down with Piers Morgan, to dish on the new season of X Factor. The charming Libra producer, described his hopes and fears on bringing the popular UK show to America. Is there life after American Idol for Simon Cowell? Absolutely!
Simon Cowell revealed to Piers the key differences between X Factor and American Idol. They include two hosts versus one and live auditions for potential cast members. Most important, the winner of X Factor receives a $5 million dollar recording. It’s like winning the Super Lotto.
What everyone wants to know is who will be riding shotgun with Simon Cowell at the X Factor judges table. LA Reid has already been confirmed, who the two female co-hosts is up in the air. Rumors flying around include: Cheryl Cole, Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, and even Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas.
Today Simon Cowell told Access Hollywood: “All I can tell you is that her name was put forward,” Simon told reporters of the Black Eyed Peas singer, on a conference call to promote “X Factor” auditions on Thursday. “But… we have to check out everyone’s availability… You’re working five to six days a week.
Simon Cowell is excited about the response he’s received so far from “X Factor” auditions – just under 20,000 hopefuls turned up in Los Angeles, while 8,000 – 10,000 are expected to show up in Miami. “Auditions are going great, actually,” he told reporters. “Numbers are much higher than we anticipated.”
Astrochicks predicts that X Factor will do well in the states. American Idol fans miss Cowell’s cranky comments. What’s most important is the judges chemistry. Hopefully they will pick Cheryl Cole and Paula Abdul to be at the judges table. It will make a nice interesting mix.