X Factor spoiler: Simon Cowell apologizes to contestant who he rejected 17 years ago on another show
Hard taskmaster Simon Cowell recently had a very humbling moment during the auditions for X Factor. Viewers will be quite surprised to see the judge accepting a mistake.
X Factor 2018 will launch on September 1 at 8 p.m. where viewers will get to see the first round of auditions being aired followed by the second round on September 2. But before the show gets underway, a juicy spoiler from the sets of the talent show is making the rounds of the Internet. Hard taskmaster Simon Cowell recently had a very humbling moment during the auditions for X Factor. (And if you want to see it on the show then you can stop right here.)
(Spoiler alert) Judge Simon was treated to a blast from the past when one of the contestants auditioning for the show - Danny Tetley - mentioned how his dreams had been thwarted earlier on by the judge. The 58-year-old contestant revealed that he had performed in front of Simon when he had previously auditioned for Pop Idol in 2001. At that time Simon had rejected his performance, reports the Daily Mail. Danny said: "I did try for Simon many years ago on a TV show called Pop Idol, not a lot happened, it's why I'm back here. Simon was very nice but back then it was a very image-led business. This is my World Cup final, I've waited 17 years to show I've still got it, I've still got the same passion as before."
Danny certainly proved that he did not allow his past to pull him down, rather, his impressive singing of Broadway hit 'And I am Telling You', brought forth some unbelievable reactions from Simon and the other panelists on the show.
Most important was Simon's reaction after he heard Danny singing. "I remember saying to you 17 years ago you should come back," he said trying to save face but then apologized: "Look, I’ve felt there’s something different happening in the music industry. I apologize for 17 years ago." Meanwhile, caught up in the song were fellow judges Robbie Williams and Ayda Field who along with giving him a huge round of applause also slow-danced while Danny was singing. Fourth judge Louis Tomlinson too could not contain his excitement on hearing Danny ace the song as he joined the audience in giving the contestant an ovation.
This year has a lot of firsts for the X Factor team. Ayda and Robbie made history by becoming the first ever married couple to join The X Factor's judging panel, in a deal which is reportedly fetching them £10million. Secondly, since the show started in 2004, this will be the first time that the judging panel will have three males and just one woman.
Ayda, the judge in question, has already had to face a lot of criticism because she has no musical experience. However, Simon believes that her fun factor and wit will bring a lot more to this year's show. Ayda, on the other hand, hopes it will be 'exciting'.
The latest series of X Factor returns to ITV at 8pm this Saturday.