Simon Cowell reveals about rebirth The X Factor in the US, he said, there are networks interested in reviving the singing competition.
Fox aired the reality show for three seasons in the US between 2011 and 2013. Although the television run was short-lived, Cowell was able to discover the pop group Fifth Harmony during Season 2 of the series. Since being off the air for nearly 10 years, Cowell said The sun that US networks have expressed interest in resuming competition.
Although Cowell did not reveal how serious the negotiations are The X Factor to return to the US, he said the UK version would “most likely” return in 2024. The OG version of the show opened for acts like Leona Lewis, Little Mix and One Direction for 15 seasons.
The music mogul is currently focused on StemDrop, a TikTok project that helps creative people get noticed. However, Cowell is still mostly recognized as a judge and producer The X Factor.
“The funny thing is that when young people come up to me on the street, they are only interested in when X factor is coming back,” he says. “They’re all watching it on YouTube. When we stopped the show, I honestly thought there was no need for it—everyone would be subscribed to YouTube. But there are so many people who want to sign up that we could use this additional platform.”
Cowell said he would “do it again” when The X Factor goes back “to where the show started” and finds “some great people and creates those television moments that live forever.”
“There had to be a real opportunity to do it like it was in the early years, and I only wanted to do it with someone who was really excited about it,” he added. “I would also bring back managers and A&R [artists and repertoire] people instead of artists judging talent because I don’t think that’s great.”
Cowell admitted that if there are offers The X Factor upon returning, he “would like to teach more.”
“When X factor won’t be back, I won’t be looking for other shows to attend. I don’t want to be just a TV person,” he explained. “The idea The X Factor not participating so I’m going to a game show. . . I think I would jump off a cliff. I really can’t think of anything worse.”