New Simon Cowell show will have $5 million jackpot

By Alexandra Heilbron on February 7, 2011 | 4 Comments


Simon Cowell’s new American show The X-Factor is offering a $5-million recording contract to the winner, Fox Network announced today in a press release. “There is no upper age limit for auditioners. I like the idea that a 12-year-old on this show can compete with an older singer and a singing group, ” Simon said in a statement. “I’ve never believed there should be a cut-off age for talent, and we are going to put our money where our mouths are with the $5 million recording contract. I’m doing this show in America because I genuinely believe we can find a superstar.” Auditions for the show will begin March 27 in Los Angeles, with Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York/New Jersey and Seattle also scheduled as audition venues. [poll=254]



Comments & Discussion

  1. Terrence • February 7, 2011 @ 3:40 PM

    I’ll definitely watch it. I like that they have a broader range of ages. I like the new gentler, kinder American Idol though.

  2. anonymous2 • February 8, 2011 @ 4:04 AM

    I prefer they take these shows off tv.

  3. John • March 1, 2011 @ 5:00 PM

    You should have signed up with OWN!!!

  4. Cami • April 15, 2011 @ 8:48 AM

    Gotta see this one.


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