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Simon Cowell Talks About The Future Of The X Factor

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12/17/2013 6:06 pm
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Simon Cowell Talks About The Future Of The X Factor
Media Courtesy of Fox
  Michael Shambo

Staff Writer

The king of reality singing competitions, Simon Cowell, has shed some light on both the future of X Factor and his role within the show going forward. “The show will be back next season” he said in a recent interview, but as for what part he’ll be playing in the show going forward he simply commented: “I might have a different kind of role.” There’s certainly some rampant speculation that he’ll ultimately end up returning to the UK version of X Factor which has been on the air for the last decade. The US version has been on air since 2011 but has already seen approximately half of its viewers drop off in the ratings, with this current season producing the smallest numbers yet. Among the possible changes in consideration for the format of the show, Cowell discussed shrinking it down to one night per week as opposed to the current two night set-up saying: “Possibly, yeah - I won’t say which night.” He also went on to say that he felt stretching it out like that for ratings made it feel more like viewing a movie to which he proclaims:  “I don’t think is necessarily a good thing.” Another big shake-up could come in the form of new judges/mentors and hinted that he may even have a few recruits in mind. The current panel includes Cowell himself along with Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. One point Cowell would like stress on is distinguishing The X Factor from the other similar shows by presenting it as less of a competition and more of a way to begin a career. His thoughts for what goes into the decision process of the competitors: “They all have a choice now for what they can audition for - us, America’s Got Talent, Idol, The Voice. We somehow have to convince them, ‘The X Factor is the best one for you’.” With such an abundance of singing competition shows currently on the airwaves, it’s inevitable that they can’t all thrive forever. The question now is if Simon Cowell has one more trick up his sleeve to right the ship with X Factor before it becomes the first casualty in the war that is reality singing.


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