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Simon Cowell Talks THE X FACTOR

September 21, 2011 by  

Ever since Simon Cowell publicly signed his contract for the US version of THE X FACTOR in January of 2010 (on a TCA stage!), everything about this new Fox series has been fairly public.

With that additional pressure — and the series premiering tonight — I sat down with THE X FACTOR judge/executive producer Simon Cowell to talk about he can keep the levels of intensity up, why he thinks the show is coming at the right time and more…


If you saw our post-premiere reaction interview with the judges and host Steve Jones, you know they in fact did not get popcorn thrown at them. A good sign, no?

If you live in the Los Angeles or New York area, make sure to keep an eye out for THE X FACTOR truck that is roaming the streets today! (Or if you want to track it down, here’s where it’s scheduled to stop.)

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4 Responses to “Simon Cowell Talks THE X FACTOR”

  1. Randi on September 21st, 2011 12:49 pm

    I will definitely be watching this show tonight. I love singing competition shows but I think that everything that Simon Cowell does is usually a cut above. We’ll see if this is better than Idol. I really really really hope so!

  2. Erik Wilkinson on September 21st, 2011 6:52 pm

    For the thousands of hours that Simon Cowell has spent in front of the camera, I have never seen him through such an authentic prism. Awesome job, Marisa, on a wonderful interview and bringing out the humility in America’s favorite judge!

  3. Marisa Roffman on September 22nd, 2011 12:19 am

    Thanks so much, Erik!

  4. Maxie Pelkey on November 11th, 2011 12:41 pm

    Love most of the show..I want to hear more of what the judges say and none of what the host says. He comes off as cold hearted and brass. Please find a new host for next season