Simon Cowell Offers $5 Million To ‘X-Factor USA’ Winner

Published: Monday 7th Feb 2011 by Trent

Simon Cowell is gearing up for what could possibly be the launch of the most successful US talent show to ever hit the airwaves. In an effort to build buzz for the show, the music mogul has boldly announced that the winner of this fall’s ‘The X-Factor US’ will receive an astounding $5 million recording contract.

Check out more details that Simon revealed about the format of the new programme below:

$5 million?! It looks like Simon is ready to challenge the ‘American Idol’ machine with everything he has to offer. Undoubtedly, such a proposition will attract singers from from all genres of music to enter the contest, especially since the allure of ‘Idol’ has faded and it no longer draws the crop of talent that it did in the 1st 3 seasons.

Let the games begin! Isn’t that right KiKi?

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  1. Ethan February 7, 2011

    holy s***..imma move to the US!

  2. NO GORL!! February 7, 2011

    TALK ABOUT MAKING A STATEMENT!!! PUNCHHH SIMON

  3. Aryo February 7, 2011

    yay… x factor bosses have eyed nicole scherzinger as the official judge…thats GREAT

  4. JustaMusicFan February 7, 2011

    US here I come … S*** !

  5. Royalkev February 7, 2011

    WTF??? 5million … *warming up* do re mi fa so la ti do …
    I still like A.I. better right now though! It’s a hit with Jlo!

    *NEW* Check out my blog: Thepagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com (where there’s a place for EVERYTHING and EVERYTHING has it’s place).

  6. JJFAN1814 February 7, 2011

    Yall here that??? The biggest talent is in the U.S.!! BOOM! Example: MJ, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Prince, Usher, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Britney Spears….Shall I continue?

  7. oscarwilds February 7, 2011

    wow, this should be good. the U.S. does have the best talent in the world right now

  8. Nyla February 7, 2011

    @JJFAN1814 too bad all those people except Mariah Carey you mentioned are in the Illuminati that’s the reason why they are so successful I swear you people are so gullible open your eyes the US is such a evil corrupted country

  9. HUSHBITCH February 7, 2011

    Trueee BUT… If the UK were as BIG as the the US… It would be the other way around!

  10. KWON CAMPBELL February 7, 2011

    ANY INFORMATION ON AUDITIONS?

  11. Gabs February 7, 2011

    5 MILLION!? Wow. Simon is not playing. Was this a superbowl ad? I must have missed it. Anyways, Simon, you are not going to find another gaga/britney/beyonce type on a tv talent show. lol but ill have fun watching anyway

  12. Gabs February 7, 2011

    @Kwon Campbell
    I dont know if you’re serious or not but I guess go to fox.com/theXfactor like it says on the commercial. Theres probably info there

  13. matt February 7, 2011

    @JJFAN1814 Most of those artists you just mentioned are american (except for rihanna who is from Barbados?) yes but are probably more successful all around the world, so shut it with your delusional remarks!!

  14. Nyla February 7, 2011

    @hushbitch yeah well it isn’t and anyway the UK are just as bad some English artists are starting to indulge in the illuminati mess *shrugs* I don’t live in the UK Europe yes UK no

  15. KWON CAMPBELL February 7, 2011

    @GABS, IM VERY SERIOUS!! IM BOUT TO SNATCH THIS 5 MIL! LOL!!

  16. Pete February 7, 2011

    Just to let the previous idiot know, Rihanna is from Barbados aha

  17. Nichole February 7, 2011

    So now we are gonna have two singing talent shows in the US? Isn’t that a bit too much? However, it would be funny if US X-Factor took a lot of AI ratings.

  18. KYLE February 7, 2011

    THIS SHOW IS GOING TO OFFICIALLY KILL AMERICAN IDOL.

  19. Aryo February 7, 2011

    weell said kyle

  20. Chris February 7, 2011

    cant wait for this, so gonna try out for it! been waiting forever

  21. word February 7, 2011

    sorry but idols aint going anywhere!

  22. Sublime00 February 7, 2011

    That GIF was everything! HAHA

  23. Shea Butter February 7, 2011

    Bye Bye American Idol!! Punch!

  24. lola February 7, 2011

    OMG, that’s incredible! On AI it was just a measly 100,000 contract. Simon is a smart businessman and I hope that it blows AI out of water because it’s so tired and wack now, especially since they have JNO’s untalented, hypocritical ass on ther! Simon made AI what it was.

  25. Taylor swifts number 1 fan February 7, 2011

    Xfactor in the uk is massive, it gets near on 20 million viewers in the uk, so in america, it could get double that.

  26. Nichole February 7, 2011

    I agree with Kyle as well, and I still can’t get over J.Lo judging a singing talent.

    Simon is gonna really bring it with X-Factor, and I can’t wait for the ratings to come in.

    Maybe he’ll get Mariah as a guest judge, because he has been trying. Beyonce would be a great judge as well. These ladies can actually SING.

  27. vegasgirl February 7, 2011

    5 million Simon? This + t.v. exposure will bring ALL types out for these auditions. What I like about X- factor is that they do get to have full on performances, which can be enjoyable.

    Maybe he can find the next _____ with this show because that carrot he is dangling is SERIOUS!

  28. Tru February 7, 2011

    Expect more illuminati wannabees
    ala Matt Cardie
    as part of the initiation will the winners all have to recieve satanic sloppy seconds
    from Rihannas luciferian herpie hoopch?

  29. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛalexisR- ΑΛΕΞΙΣ\♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ February 7, 2011

    Why can’t people understand that Rihanna is Bajan? I don’t get it lmao.

  30. faith February 8, 2011

    MY GOODNESS AMERICAN IDOL IS AS GOOD AS DEAD FIRST OF ALL IT DOESNT HAVE SIMON NOR 5,000,000 DAMN!!!!

  31. wiseup February 8, 2011

    Um..Sony is bleeding right now..album sales are off by 15% this year..MJ gone and they did not meet the sales that they wanted for the packages demo set las xmas. They better hope US radio jumps on board with the winner or it’s over…Sony better start cutting the payola checks early…without radio play, the US xfactor winner will sink…and only sell during the xmas holiday like Susan Boyle…if Simon is trying to compete with Gaga, Rihanna, Britney, etc…he needs the winner to get played on the radio like them…

  32. ERIC February 8, 2011

    IT’S GONNA BE AMAZING!
    TEH X FACTOR JUST DOESN’T EXPLODES THE CONTESTANTS’ VOCAL TALENT BUT ALSO THEIR ABILITIES AS PERFORMERS. THEY MAKE COMPLETE RECORDING ARTISTS.
    I’D LIKE SIMON, NICOLE, CHERYL AND SOMEONE ELSE AS JUDGES FOR THE US VERSION!!! =D MAYBE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE OR TIMBALAND WOULD MAKE A GREAT JUDGE.

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