Simon Cowell has made the revelation that from this year onward, the X Factor is in for some long overdue changes.
Confirming a swathe of long-standing rumors by way of a tweet, Cowell this week said that: “There will be a lot of changes on X Factor UK and USA. But good changes. I feel excited for both shows this year.”
The news comes shortly after reports indicating that both the UK X Factor and X Factor US suffered their worst seasons in the history of the show, drawing the lowest viewing figures and attracting the highest ever levels of criticism.
It’s not looking like instead of using the large-scale live venues that critics say erased much of the magic from the show, auditions will now take place at small clubs with much more limited audiences. Finally responding to public calls dating back to the initial change format some years ago, the show’s executives have at last realized that to use bigger venues right from the start makes the show decidedly tedious by the time the live shows roll around.
Most had hoped that the X Factor would return to the original audition format of a single entrant and the judging panel in private, but it seems Cowell and Co. are looking to blend the best of both worlds next time around.
In any case, it’s certainly a step in the right direction for the X Factor.
Along with making the X Factor revelation, Simon Cowell also spent some time during the same Twitter marathon to make a few rare comments about his professional and private life.
“I was a little deep tonight but it was one of those night you realise you have a lot to be thankful for,” he wrote to his small army of followers.
“What I have realised is there will be bumps in your life but the fun is fixing them. If it was always easy life would be boring.”