Can he do it again? Slammin’ Simon Cowell built a British singing concept into the top-rated show on television: American Idol.
He’s hoping for another successful transplant next week when he launches The X Factor, originally a British talent search, on the Fox network. It’s a two-night rollout beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.
Want to get an advance look at what Cowell’s offering? See video below.
Judging by the auditions seen here, it’s a lot like Idol, although the talent seems more diverse, less cookie-cutter (and maybe not as good). It’s a fun clip. You get some “Call security!” moments, a cute kid, some sob stories and a whole lot of people who have no place on a stage. Yes, that includes you, the guy who drops trou.