Talent Recap Episode 17: All About Simon Cowell
We’re between shows this week so we thought we’d talk about someone without whom we wouldn’t be here: Simon Cowell. Simon is arguably the most influential person in the history of talent competition shows. He helped launch the genre with American Idol and is personally responsible for the Got Talents and The X Factor. So, Mel and I thought it was high time we talked about good ‘ol Simon.
Many of us who were old enough remember Simon’s stint as the main judge on American Idol back in the day. He was mean, seriously mean. But we still loved him. Over the years he’s softened up a lot, especially after he had his son Eric. But he’s still a bit of a hardass and we love him for it. He’s responsible for the Got Talent franchise that is in 58 countries worldwide and The X Factor which is also a global hit.
What can we say? Mel and I owe our job at Talent Recap to Simon. So, does Blake Shelton…at least The Voice gig not the country singer part of his career.