Simon Cowell

Objectively Correct Lists

Remember When 'The X Factor' Was Good?

And by 'good' we mean very, very bad. We revisited some old performances as proof that you probably once enjoyed it.
Daisy Jones
Lauren O'Neill
11.28.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

A Singing Dog Proves Simon Cowell Does Have a Heart

'America's Got Talent' never exactly said dogs couldn't participate.
Kristin Corry
7.12.18
Op-Eds

Boy Bands Are Back, Baby!

If Rak-Su and PRETTYMUCH mean Gen Z are about to get their dose of dance routines and heavily merchandised pop, then let the fun begin.
Emma Garland
12.19.17
VICE UK Is 15

'Pop Idol' Fucked the Music Industry Up Forever in 2002

Sure, it was just a reality TV show, but Simon Cowell's fingerprints are now smudged all over the pop world as a result.
Lauren O'Neill
11.30.17
The X Factor

We Need to Talk About Simon Cowell’s Jeans

They are so appalling, they are a crime. But he can pull them off.
Joel Golby
8.30.17
PROFILES

Being Louis Tomlinson

We spoke to the former One Direction member about how he went from working class Northern lad to pop star worth £40 million.
Daisy Jones
7.18.17
Noisey News

Hear Stormzy, Jorja Smith and More on a Grenfell Tower Charity Single

Every UK musician imaginable joined up for a cover of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," with proceeds going to survivors of the horrifying blaze.
Noisey UK Staff
6.21.17
Op-Eds

'The X Factor' Needs to Stop

The TV talent show is being potentially revamped with a new format – but its reign ended years ago.
Daisy Jones
3.14.17
Vice Blog

Watching the X Factor is the Modern Equivalent of Cheering At Gladiators

In the ancient colosseum of the ITV1 Live Studios, Simon Cowell is Holy Emperor.
Lauren O'Neill
12.8.15
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Simon Cowell's 'Ultimate DJ' is No More — A Nation Weeps

Search engine company Yahoo have pulled the plug on EDM's answer to the X Factor.
THUMP Staff
11.2.15
Thinkpieces And Shit

The Strange and Spiralling Death Of Talent Show TV

View the death of American Idol through the prism of the wider pop culture landscape, and you'll see that televised talent shows are absolutely fucked.
5.27.15
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These are the Challenges We Absolutely Must See on Simon Cowell's 'Ultimate DJ' Show

Find out what it takes to become the best DJ in the world.
THUMP Staff
4.30.15
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