Unnamed project to see Simon Cowell take a step in another direction.
Even if you're not a fan, no doubt you've at least heard about Simon Cowell's reality TV show franchises. From American Idol to X Factor, Cowell has been in the business a long time. However, rumor has it he's going to shake things up a bit with his next show. According to the Sun Newspaper, Will.i.am is partnering with Cowell on the project, which will focus on technolgoy. Speaking to the Sun, Will.i.am said, "We're working on a project called X Factor for Tech -- and it's going to be out of this world."
Cowell is best known for his American Idol series which aims to find the next big thing in the music business via public auditions and live elimination shows. The Sun describes this new show as a search for the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am told the Sun: "Singing and performance create a couple of jobs. But this will create lots. It's about getting in touch with youth and giving them a platform to express themselves — whether that's in science or mathematics."
Will.i.am revealed the project's existence while speaking at a tech conference in London but didn't offer any other details about the show. As a result, we're left wondering as to how the audition process will work or who the judges might be. With something like this, we imagine a Shark Tank/Dragon's Den approach might be more suitable, but we don't claim to be experts when it comes to finding talent.