Saturday, October 1, 2011

Simon Cowell admits 'The X Factor' uses hidden cameras to expose contestants

examiner.com

"The X Factor" U.S. is inevitably getting compared to "American Idol," but Simon Cowell (who is an executive producer/judge on "The X Factor" U.S.) says that his show is doing something that "American Idol" doesn't do: use hidden cameras to expose contestants' true personalities.

In an exclusive Q&A with ReelzChannel, Cowell was interviewed by his older half-brother Tony Cowell, who is ReelzChannel's special "X Factor" U.S. correspondent. Simon said in part two of the interview (which aired on September 29, 2011):

"We put cameras in all the makeup mirrors, and we didn't tell them [the contestants]. I've worked with contestants who, on camera, are the nicest, most beautiful people you'd ever meet. [With the] cameras off, they are absolute horrors. On this show, you see everything. Otherwise, it's not real."

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1 comment:

carmen martinez said...

Simon,I am a fan of the xfactor, but I have to let you know that I have been watching ever since you started. tonight one of your girls I guess sang but i dont think the people watching on tv seen her sing. when the commercial was over you and the rest of your panel was saying how she was did which was great, but we didnt see her.I dont even know what song she sang. so you need to go back and check it out. I even rewound it and the people watching it on tv didnt see her performace. thought I would let you knoW. so tell me What Happened