Thursday, October 21, 2010

Simon on "X Factor": "Zero Rules"

Tuesday, posted an interview Deadline UK did with Simon Cowell, talking about “X Factor.”

In the interview, Simon was asked what would happen on the show when it premieres next fall on FOX:

“Zero rules. Because I can’t bear rules. For instance, I’ve never liked the idea you have to be a certain age to be a pop star. I like the idea that anybody can enter, anybody can compete. And obviously the fact that groups can compete as well as individuals. They haven’t had that on American TV before…But the main thing is that we’re going to America because there’s a lot of talent in America and there’s a lot of people over the age of 30 who want to get to these shows as well. It should be a 14-year-old competing against a 50-year-old competing against the next ‘N Sync. That to me is an interesting show because it’s got a variety of contestants. And we are going to scour the whole country to make sure that the whole of America is aware of the show and is given the chance to audition in as many different places as possible.”

Simon also said that he hasn’t booked any judges for the show, despite rumors to the contrary.

There was also this interesting exchange:

DL: The UK “X Factor” and the U.S. “X Factor” are still both due to take place at the same time next Fall. What are you going to do? You can’t be in two places at the same time.

Cowell: You’re going to be surprised by what we’re going to announce. I’ve got a little plan.


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