Simon Cowell's Netflix Show Embarrassed: 40 Attend Boy Band Audition

Simon Cowell's latest venture faces unexpected early challenges

by Zain ul Abedin
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Simon Cowell's Netflix Show Embarrassed: 40 Attend Boy Band Audition
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Simon Cowell’s new project, an American show on Netflix to find new boy band like One Direction, has gotten off to a dreadful start. Actually, holding auditions for "The Midas Touch" at Liverpool’s Albert Dock did not attract a crowd which was a far cry from the number that was witnessed during "The X Factor" heyday of Mr.

Cowell. Last weekend’s audition did not exceed forty people, which, judging by the expectations for the scale of the event, should have attracted hundreds, if not thousands, of people. "They started arriving slowly from about 9am on Saturday but the biggest number in the queue never amounted to more than about 40." The Sun was informed.

By Sunday, new talent had dropped tremendously and large areas around the audition area were conspicuously empty, with only the tent like construction in sight. Pictures posted on social sites show the hall filled with only a few groups of people sitting in front of a long stretch of bare illumination rails - a picture that best explained the poor response to Cowell’s talent search.

This is the second time for Cowell not to have his auditions after those that were.canceled in Gateshead.

Show Format Challenges

Compounding the difficulties, Cowell, 64, has made up his mind that the show will not provide the act with a record contract.

In its place, participants are forced to depend on talents in order to be noticed by music labels. Thus, to entice future celebrities, numerous billboards with Cowell’s face were posted that said: "Simon needs you. Future megastars wanted for new boyband.

No timewasters" With "The X Factor" coming to an end in 2018, Cowell remains part of the "Britain’s Got Talent" judges' table. In contrast, recently, there are only speculations about the departure of a vivacious Bruno Tonioli, who became a part of "BGT" after the exit of David Walliams.

Some of the newspapers have suggested that Tonioli, a popular among viewers, might not be back since the programme has altered its schedule to clash with his engagements in the U.S. It is rumoured that there are speculations that Alan Carr may be considered for the replacement of Tonioli due to his chemistry with fellow judge Amanda Holden and comedienne touch that may be useful as the show aimed to replace Britain’s Got Talent for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway ITV has not commented on this as well as the show producers.

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