September 29, 2009 11:00 AM by Christine McDow
The British hit X Factor is only days away from being a done deal here in the United States and there is a good chance that the love/hate relationship between Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell will move from the American Idol stage to the X Factor stage.Â Would you want to see them reunited?
Reports are that Simon Cowell has been working with FOX on getting X Factor brought to the United States and that it plays a big role in his future on American Idol.Â “Simon knew how much they needed him for ‘Idol,’ but there was no deal until they agreed to do ‘X Factor,’” according to a source.
The hit British show combines the favorite aspects of both American Idol and America’s Got Talent into one.Â Potential contenders – which can include groups — audition in front of the judges and an audience and are then put into categories which include boys 16-24, girls 16-24, over 25s and groups.Â There are four judges and each judge takes one group to mentor.Â The public will vote on the winner.
The announcement that X Factor is a done deal should come next week during Simon Cowells birthday party.Â Will the announcement of Paula Abdul come at the same time?Â And does the US really need another reality, singing, talent competiton?