Simon Cowell Wants His Son Eric To Take Over His Empire Some Day
In the world of talent competition shows one name stands above all the others: Simon Cowell. He helped launch the genre with American Idol and currently is a judge and producer on the Got Talents and The X Factor UK. But Simon is getting older and he won’t be with us forever. That’s why he’s grooming his young son to take over his empire some day.
Sure, Eric is only 3. But you have to start them early if you want them to be Simon Cowell. You have to learn to be both grumpy and lovable. That’s not an easy feat. How do you become the villain everyone loves? He’s teaching Eric his ways. Simon said,
“He has to take over for me. I’ve put him in training. He’s down at the shows, he has the earplugs in. I would absolutely love it if he could do what I do. If he gravitates towards academics, then fine – I would encourage him but I have a feeling he’s gonna be more like me. I’m not gonna lie, I’d love him to one day say, ‘Can I work for you and learn how to do it.
At the moment he seems to know more about music than I do! If I say to him, ‘Can you tell me the lyrics to this record’ he will literally repeat the entire song. So when he watches all these movies, like Trolls, which has an amazing soundtrack by Justin Timberlake, he knows every word, who the original artist is, and if I tell him the song he just repeats it. I think he’ll probably end up doing what I am doing.
He’s quite shy, when I am filming and I put the microphone in front of him, I’ve got to really push him to say something. But it’s amazing how quickly he’s got what I do. I used to ask him what daddy does for work and he’d say ‘You press buttons’, that’s BGT.”
So, who knows? In 2038 we might have Eric Cowell judging America’s Got Talent. Maybe with a 72-year-old Simon? That would be epic.