You may have seen the promo during last night’s Superbowl for the upcoming Simon Cowell Reality Show, but Fox has now realeased more details on the show, including a huge winner’s bounty, a $5 million dollar record contract.
The largest grand prize in television history, according to Fox, is a joint venture between Sony Music and Simon Cowell. Fox also announced that the auditions will begin on March 27th at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, expanding to Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, New Jersey and Seattle in the days following. Eligibility for the show is a young as 12 yrs. old, and as high as… well… there is no cut off.
“I like the idea that a 12-year-old on this show can compete with an older singer and a singing group,” said Simon. “I’ve never believed there should be a cut-off age for talent, and we are going to put our money where our mouths are with the $5 million recording contract. I’m doing this show in America because I genuinely believe we can find a superstar.”
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