So, you know X Factor, right? The show where a bunch of ordinary people come in and do auditions, get laughed at by the general public, get judged by some has-been/never-was judges and then we all get to phone in on premium rate lines to vote for them? Well, Simon Cowell, one of the judges/main recipients of the phone-in money, wants to launch the show in America.
Like, for real!
‘I think the show will go to America,’ he said. ‘It has to go to America,’ he repeated. ‘There has to be an American version of the show!’ OK, we heard you the first time. ‘To not make The X Factor in the biggest market in the world would be crazy.’ Have you been drinking?
Just one thing: X Factor would differ from American Idol how, exactly?