Simon Factor’s X Factor in America?

September 24, 2009

Is “X Factor,” a hit show over in England, going to make its way across the pond to America? Learn more about the program, and where it’s heading here.

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American Idol judge Simon Cowell is close to striking a deal with the Fox network to bring his show “X Factor” over from Britain, and straight into the living rooms of Americans. He is currently finishing out the last year of contractual obligation with “Idol,” which wouldn’t allow him to import the show from overseas.

But now, Cowell, who has earned a reputation for being harsh and extremely blunt, may get the best of both worlds. If everything goes accordingly, he will be sworn in as an “AI” judge for two more years, and also bring an American adaption of his popular British program to FOX.

Nothing has been cemented yet, as some of the most important points are still in the works, but word on the street is that the shows could possibly wind up earning him around $50 million each a cycle.

It’s uncertain whether or not Cowell, who would be the executive producer for “X Factor” America would also be a judge, but there’s certainly a chance. Other candidates might include Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole, and Louis Walsh, according to reports.

The program, currently in season six on ITV, is basically a talent show for singers, a lot like “Idol”. The main difference is that there are four categories – Male 16-24, Female 16-24, and then contestants 25 +.

The show helped launch the career of singing sensation Leona Lewis.

What is your opinion about the “X Factor” coming to America? Let us know in our comment section. You will also find pictures and video below.

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