May 16, 2011

X Factor 1 – Simon Cowell’s Thoughts After The First Week Of Auditions On Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole, The Show’s Groupwork, and More

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Normally, I’m not a fan to Perez Hilton. But, Simon speaked with him on the first week of auditions after they were completed. Here’s what Simon said on Paula, Cheryl, and the show’s “groupwork”. I love what he says on Paula and Cheryl for how fiesty they are going to be. You can see what songs he’s tired of and more at the link.

On Paula:
“You know I’ve been doing interviews for months, you know we’re talking about the show and getting people to audition and over and over again, whether it was radio interviews or TV interviews, radio interviews, the internet, but mainly the public, I was hearing one message loud and clear. We want Paula on the show. I listened to the public, because they make or break our shows!”

On disagreements with Paula:

“What’s interesting is is she’s snappy. Paula. You know, she doesn’t like something. I’ve forgotten what she’s like. She doesn’t like you to disagree with her. And there were one or two disagreements. But that’s why we wanted her on the show. I think it’s important that everyone has their own viewpoint. But she is good at spotting talent. I mean I thought she was really on it the last two days and I said to her afterwards, this is the best I’ve seen you in a long time.”

On Cheryl Cole joining the show:

“There’s no question about it. Most British people that come over to these shows seem to be being mean or rude. Not me, but others… ! But but Cheryl, she’s not like that. I mean, she’s got a lot of fire in her, but you’re going to see a very different type of British judge with her and the audience really warmed to her.”

On the show’s groupwork:

“There is a massive opportunity for groups right now – how they normally happen is a manager puts them together but the best ones are groups who put themselves together. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t got it totally right for the first audition if you haven’t got time – we will see potential. But I want to see as many as possible because I’m excited about this prospect. Get your mates together and form a group.

We had one good group but they were put together by their mother– the problem is mothers shouldn’t be putting together a pop groups! They were 12,13, 14– and the group should be put together by themselves. And they definitely don’t get styled by their mother!”