Simon Cowell Attends The 2011 Fox Upfront Event

Is Simon Cowell Getting The Heebee Geebees About The American Version Of The X-Factor?


Wow. I didn’t think Simon ever got nervous. Ever!

However, according to The Scoop, it seems that the unexpected success of both Fox’s American Idol and The Voice have left him mighty worried.

Sources close to the X-Factor had this to say:

“There are two things he was not counting on,” the source said. “One, he never thought ‘American Idol’ would do well this year, much less better than when he was on the show. And, he definitely wasn’t counting on ‘The Voice’ being a hit. That might have him more worried than anything. Not only is there a question of how ‘The X Factor’ will stack up against these other singing competition shows, but there’s a question about whether anyone is even going to be in the mood for another one in the fall.”

I’m not too certain re the validity of this statement. He has little competition from anyone in the Fall in terms of entertainment-driven reality shows.

The real horse race starts in the early part of 2012 with the new season of “American Idol”, “The Voice” and premiere of the new NBC Broadway themed show, “Smash”.

Maybe he is feeling the strain of the unexpected departure of Cheryl Cole as judge for both the UK and USA based X-Factor. I know I was disappointed to read the news of this surprising turn of events.

What do you think? Will you watching X-Factor in the Fall, or will you need a break from a summer filled with reality shows such as America’s Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance?

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

2 Responses to “Is Simon Cowell Getting The Heebee Geebees About The American Version Of The X-Factor?”

  1. I’d like Simon Cowell to get more than the Heebee-Geebees. If I watch the X-Factor, I will be hitting the fast-forward button whenever I see his mouth start to move.

    All I can say about this post is “What goes around comes around” (or the more direct “karma is a bitch”). But I think America is always in the mood for reality drama, so I think the X-Factor is going to be OK.


  2. I agree Darlene. He needs to soften the ego a bit and realize that no one is indispensable.

    However, that being said, I still think that his vision for America’s Got Talent is the best show on TV right now. Great judges, funny often dramatic surprises, a variety of really solid acts and strong production elements.

    I know parts of this show is scripted but doesn’t feel like it. That and and of itself is magic that should be bottled.


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