Simon Cowell is in Manchester today for Britain’s Got Talent. The Heroes of She have each received personal invitations to audition in front of Simon Cowell and have been asked to sign a contract with Syco, his aptly named record company.
Simon Cowell dominates the pop scene in Britain today. 7 out of the 8 top singles in the charts this week are from the X Factor and all 5 of the top singles for the last 5 weeks have been promoted on his show. The only problem is that it’s all appalling pap. This kind of flaccid rubbish has always been around. Teenagers (me included) were horrified in 1967 when Englebert Humperdinck’s song, Release Me beat the Beatles’ Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane to the Number 1 spot. It’s a betting certainty that Simon Cowell and that other aging guru Louis Walsh were among those who rushed out to buy Release Me. Everything they promote is sugary, derivative, soul destroying pap. Which is why The Heroes of She won’t be in Manchester today.