The comparisons will be unavoidable: is The X Factor as good as American Idol? Or possibly more important, can it be better? With Simon Cowell at the helm of this new singing competition show the audience will be looking to rekindle what he took with him when he left American Idol more than a year ago.
So what makes X Factor USA different from American Idol? Why can it be as good as the dominating force he formally supported? Well it doesn’t seem to be too easy to put in to words, even more Simon himself:
“I think you’ve just got to discover it for yourself, because it’s very difficult for me to put into words why it is different,” Cowell says. “The audiences will work out for themselves why.
“In a broader sense, it is what I think is true reality. It’s very raw. You’re going to see stuff you haven’t normally been allowed to see before.”
Yikes. Don’t get me wrong. I’m pretty excited for this new series. There’s a lot of hype riding on its back. But when you know the comparisons are inbound, seems like you’d be ready to tell us how it stands apart.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see when X Factor 2011 premieres this Wednesday for back-to-back nights this coming week.
X Factor USA is less than two weeks away from its 2011 premiere on September 21st. FOX isn’t wasting anytime hyping the show as we get closer and closer.
Check out the extended, 8+ minute video below and see if you’re ready for the new series from Simon Cowell to get started.
We’re down to less than two weeks until the premiere of FOX’s widely hyped X Factor USA and FOX is doing everything they can to push, push, push the show. Check out two of the latest X Factor commercials released to whet your appetite
Up first is a focus on the X Factor judges themselves including Simon Cowell driving around in his very, very expensive car.
Then a tease for some good and some not-so-good auditions which we’ve come to expect from Simon’s days on American Idol.
Ready for some more preseason X Factor 2011 news? FOX has just released a new promo video for Simon Cowell’s new series, X Factor. We’re just a few weeks away from the September 21 premiere date!
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Simon Cowell may finally get his wish to have Mariah Carey join the upcoming X Factor 2011 season. While he wasn’t able to have her come on as a judge Simon is now looking to have her on as a mentor during the “judge’s home” phase of the 2011 schedule.
The X Factor judges will have one superstar work in each panelist’s respective home to whip their contestants into shape for the show. And Simon Cowell is in final negotiations to have Mariah Carey as his personal pick to mentor his contestants from his house. “He’s still finalizing her deal,” an insider tells me.
The X Factor is pulling out all the stops to draw in other superstars as mentors. Contacts are being made now with “the Beyoncés, the Rihannas, all of them.” the insider tells me.
Hmm, if this goes well I wonder if there’s a chance Mariah would join next season to replace Nicole considering her she was a last minute replacement herself.