Saturday, March 19, 2011

Simon Cowell sent me a letter!

Checking my various e-mails this morning, I was surprised to find one from a well-known celebrity/TV personality. It was none other than Simon Cowell, he of "American Idol" ex-judge fame who wanted to know "do you, a friend or a family member have what it takes to become a global superstar? I'm looking for the next singing sensation, someone with that special something - 'The X Factor.'."

It's not every day that one receives a personal letter from the king-of-mean and I wondered who had passed on my e-mail to him. Obviously, it was someone who wasn't familiar with my singing voice because if they had heard my renditions of well-known songs, they would never have suggested my name, although I do a mean version of "Respect" in the shower. In any case, Simon - I feel we are friends now - goes on:

"The X Factor is my new show launching this Fall on Fox. It's a make-it-or-break-it singing competition, and this time there are no restrictions. Solo singers, vocal groups and anyone over the age of 12 have the chance to win a $5 million recording deal with Sony Music. There's NO upper age limit"

The words "no restrictions" might give me an incentive to throw my hat into the ring, so to speak. I mean, these days there is technical help that could at the very least make my voice passable. Perhaps as a unique angle and being an artist, I could create a canvas for a song. Actually, I do that anyway but I digress.

What might make the difference as to whether I should enter is the opportunity of winning big bucks. As Simon himself pitches: "now is your chance, who knows, you or your group could walk away with a $5 million recording contract and a lifetime of stardom."

"The search starts in Los Angeles on March 27th, and then continues on to Miami, Newark, Seattle, and Chicago, ending in Dallas."

The $5 million dollars grabbed my attention but my hopes were dashed with these seven little words: "You have to be a U.S. citizen."

I'm a Canadian so that leaves me out. They'll never know what they've been missing, lucky for them.


Al1801 said...

Oh they'll find oat soon enough, eh?

When they ask you to tell them all aboat yourself, eh?

Anyway! is that Cowell person an Umurrican or a limey cashing in on the generosity of Uncle Sam, eh?

I can forgive Mr Cowell for being Mr Nasty, but to give the rights to copycat that show and foist it on we Aussies with our own version of Cowell, Mr Kyle Sandilands, is downright unforgivable.

My dream team of judges for X-Factor; The Wolrld Has Got Talent etc. Would be: Amanda Holden, Susan Boyle (she can then get her own back), Danii Mingogue (Kylie Minogue's little sister), Donny and Marie Osmond - all yes from me

Now being serious: Does Canada have it's own X-Factor or **** Got Talent?

scriberess said...

Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on the way one views it, Canadians are not blessed/cursed with our very own X-Factor or ****** Got Talent. We used to have our own Canadian Idol but that didn't last too long due to lack of viewers. IMHO it had a lot to do with a blechy host (ex-Can.PM's son) and his borrrring demeanor. The talent was...okay. Let's leave it at that. We do, however, get to watch America's Got Talent (love it!) and we'll also get to see the U.S. version of X-Factor. How lucky can a Canuck get?

Al1801 said...

Oh Canada!
You've taken up a stand
No copycat shows. Would that we were so lucky.

Bring back Mr. Ed!!