You may have noticed during the Super Bowl, the first promos ran for the American version of The X-Factor…it’s very dramatic, yet simple:
Cowell is upping the ante with the prize for X-Factor; a $5 million record contract for the winner! Wow! I’m guessing several Idol winners would have appreciated that kind of bread. You know the ones I’m talking about, Taylor Hicks, Reuben Studdard, Kris Allen, etc. Geez! Not only is Cowell feeding the piggy, he’s also considering Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, British version judge Cheryl Cole, and…one Paula Abdul as judges. By the way, is anyone really watching Live to Dance? Cowell is very clever in possibly bringing back Abdul for a whole new show. American Idol is doing fine without him, and he’s said, although he hasn’t watched a whole episode, he’s pleased with what he’s seen. Right. NOTE: I may blog about Idol once the finalists are set. I just fear too many golden tickets have been passed out this time. J-Lo is WAY too much of a pushover and Tyler? well, he’s been the wildcard for sure and that’s what he’s supposed to be. I’m a little scared for him when the live shows start; Seacrest will need to learn to work a delay button. I can see it now, a button with Tyler’s face on it, it just might happen.
As for auditions for The X-Factor, they begin March 27 in LA. Idol’s Hollywood rounds begin airing tonight….lots of weeding out to do.