Simon Cowell Plans to Make Changes for the Second Season of The X Factor USA
Everyone needs to cut The X Factor a break. Yes, we are aware it’s not as successful as American Idol. In fact it only draws in less than 13 million viewers a week, while American Idol attracts over 25 million per show. TV experts always fail to acknowledge that the first season is always experimental. The producers need to see what works and what changes would help attract more viewers.
Simon Cowell realizes this, and he’s not given up on his dream of The X Factor taking over the world. This season there’s been a number of issues that need addressing, starting with the judges. TV Guide recently asked Simon Cowell if he made plans to shake up the judges table- more specifically will Nicole Scherzinger be back next season? “Haven’t got a clue,” he said. “We change these shows all the time. You listen to the network, you listen to the sponsors.” Fans of the show can only hope something happens with the judges table. There’s nothing more unpleasant than UNEEDED (not unscripted) drama. Perhaps getting someone on the panel that wants to judge talent, not grab the spotlight would be best.
Another change Simon Cowell wants to make it helping the judges learn how to make an educated, good decision. Though most would say that he is upset with Rachel Crow and Drew’s elimination, he’s actually disappointed Paula Abdul kept the Stereo Hoggz and let inTENsity go home. “Going into the second year, hopefully we’ll get better groups,” he added.
Despite the changes needed to be the success he wants, Simon Cowell is not afraid to admit that it took many years to get the original X Factor exactly how he imagined. The X Factor will return for a second season next fall.