Simon Cowell's son Eric, 9, plans to audition for Britain's Got Talent
Simon Cowell’s son Eric, 9, is set to be the star of the next series of Britain’s Got Talent as he plans to audition with his secret talent
Simon Cowell’s son Eric is apparently desperate to audition on the next series of Britain’s Got Talent, according to his music mogul father.
The BGT judge, 63, revealed that his young son plans to share his singing talent and audition on the talent show when it returns next year.
Simon admitted that it will be the ‘hardest’ part of his career so far and described the upcoming audition as his idea of ‘torture’.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: ‘He’s decided that he’s going to audition for Britain’s Got Talent.
‘That is going to be total torture. I mean, of all the things I’ve ever done, this will probably be the hardest.
Aw! Simon Cowell’s son Eric is apparently desperate to audition on the next series of Britain’s Got Talent, according to his music mogul father
Big plans: The BGT judge, 63, revealed that his young son plans to share his singing talent and audition on the talent show when it returns next year (Simon pictured with Eric in 2022)
‘I said, because he does play drums, “Are you going to drum?” and he said he wants to sing. I went, “Oh God no”.’
Simon also revealed that Eric would love to be in a rock band and one of his favourite groups are Green Day.
As well as managing his successful Got Talent franchise, Simon is also still at the top of his game in the music world.
The Daily Mail’s Alison Boshoff revealed last week that Simon is actively planning to form a new band following the success of his previous proteges, One Direction, Little Mix and (in the U.S.) Fifth Harmony.
Simon hopes he can be the beneficiary of another lightning strike of good luck in the music business – and he’s talking to talent scouts with a view to finding the Next Big Things.
A source close Simon said, mysteriously: ‘Something has been in the works that’s imminent and is very different to what has been seen before and yes, it will probably involve putting together a new group.’
It’s a surprising development given that talent shows on television are no longer the draw they were (The X Factor came off air in the UK in 2018, after 15 series).
Simon also cut all ties to his Syco music label in 2022 (it later closed). But he clearly remains fiercely committed to his music career.
Making moves! The Daily Mail’s Alison Boshoff revealed last week that Simon is actively planning to form a new band following the success of his previous proteges, One Direction , Little Mix and (in the U.S.) Fifth Harmony
Success story: Simon with One Direction, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne, on ‘The X Factor’ results show on November 14, 2010
Another insider revealed that Cowell is ‘fired up about the challenge’ of returning to his role as pop chart kingmaker.
Earlier this month he launched a joint venture with the Universal Music Publishing Group, in the form of Syco Publishing, which will find and promote global songwriting talent.
The plan is to sign and develop songwriters who will work across various media formats and projects. It has started out with song rights to hits from Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony and 2012 X Factor winner James Arthur; and has also signed up songwriter Lucy Spraggan, another former X Factor contestant.
Making the announcement, Simon declared: ‘There is nothing more important than a great song.’
He previously launched a TikTok songwriting platform, StemDrop, again with Universal Music.
Golden girls: Singers Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson of Little Mix perform onstage during the Teen Choice Awards 2015
Meanwhile, Simon’s company, Syco Entertainment, still owns the ‘Got Talent’ and ‘X Factor’ brands (which it created).
Got Talent is officially the world’s most successful reality TV format; America’s Got Talent has remained the No 1 summer series in the U.S. for the past 16 years.
And despite not being on air in the UK any more, The X Factor is the most successful music TV format in history.
Versions of the two shows are currently on air in more than 180 countries . . . watched by more than a billion people each year.
Cowell launched the careers of One Direction, Leona Lewis, Little Mix and Susan Boyle, to name just a handful.
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