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Analyzing Simon Cowell’s move to ‘X Factor’

New York Magazine dissects Simon Cowell's move from American Idol to his own American The X Factor. They determine that based on X Factor's past success in the UK, the mentorship position its judges take on, and the voting system, it is the better fit for Cowell's savvy villan.
January 14, 2010

New York Magazine dissects Simon Cowell’s move from American Idol to his own American The X Factor. They determine that based on X Factor‘s past success in the UK, the mentorship position its judges take on, and the voting system, it is the better fit for Cowell’s savvy villan.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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