Simon Cowell Talks About The Future Of The X Factor Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.17.2013
Will it be back for another season?
In an interview with Billboard, Simon Cowell spoke about the future of the US version of The X Factor on FOX, possible format changes and more. Here are highlights:
On being proud of the show: "I think the show started off OK; I thought the four-chair challenge was terrific and the early live shows were OK and the last two weeks have been amazing. As a series, particularly because of the talent, because of what Alex & Sierra have achieved on iTunes over the last couple of weeks is phenomenal. I'm really happy that the show has achieved what it sets out to achieve which is to find a star."
On a possible format change: "I think that we're gonna have a very crowded marketplace. What we have with 'X Factor' is a huge core fan base that loves the show but we have got to be more than that. We're in the middle of a conversation about this is what we think the show should look like, what the fans would like, so my role may change but I can't say any more than that."
On losing to The Voice: "Of course we're not happy about it, but we're all big boys and when you run a record label and a TV company, sometimes you win and sometimes you're in second or third place. The great thing about our team is it never gets us down and everybody works that much harder."