The X Factor US may have been cancelled, but it’s still going strong in the UK, and Simon Cowell is returning to the panel to give it a little liveliness. Don’t forget that the show is where One Direction was put together, and they’ve since made Simon and his Syco record label millions upon millions of dollars. Well, now he’s lowered the audition age to 14 years old in the hopes of finding another big money boy group.
‘He desperately wants another One Direction or Cher Lloyd and they were very young when they appeared on the show.’
There are some though who disagree with the age limit being lowered on the show and who would prefer if it was actually increased to 18 from the current 16.
A representative from The X Factor confirmed the age lowering to 14 to MailOnline saying: ‘This is to allow a new generation of budding singers to audition for the series. Anyone under the age of 18 will need their parent or guardian’s permission to apply and they will also need their parent or guardian to accompany them to their audition.’
Well, that’s that. I personally do think 14 is way too young to be part of such a rigorous and unforgiving process – especially since kids that age should be in school, not chasing instant fame, but whatever. Get ready to see some fresh faces on the show next season!
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