“X Factor for Tech” – we just didn’t see it coming, did you? According to reports, Simon Cowell and Will.i.am are working on a project that will give tech startups the chance to have their own X Factor.
Simon Cowell does one thing great: producing reality shows. He just has the gut of finding topics that are really what audiences at home want to see. This time around, rumor has it Simon Cowell and Will.i.am are working on a reality show for tech companies. It’s the “X Factor for Tech” that’s going to blow ratings through the roof.
In a statement for The Sun, Will.i.am recently confessed he and Simon Cowell are working on a new reality show. “We’re working on a project called ‘X Factor for Tech’ and it’s going to be out of this world” the artist told The Sun.
At a recent tech conference in London, Will.i.am revealed some more information about the “X Factor for Tech” reality show arguing it’s going to be a good way of creating jobs. “Singing and performance create a couple of jobs” Will.i.am said at the tech conference. “But this will create lots. It’s about getting in touch with youth and giving them a platform to express themselves – whether that’s in science or mathematics” he added.
Some IT sources reported much earlier that tech companies might get to have their own singing reality show. And we’ve got Will.i.am proudly talking about his new project with Simon Cowell, so chances are this is actually going to happen. Still, what network is going to buy it?
PC Mag writes that “no amount of tech interest, company affiliations, or public appearances are likely to convince Silicon Valley insiders that a pop-rapper and a reality television producer have what it takes to find the next Mark Zuckerberg”. We’ve got a similar take, but that’s not going to stop Simon Cowell and Will.i.am from giving it a try. And there’s a tiny chance their project will actually raise enough interest.
Other media sources reported that the “X Factor for Tech” is very similar to ABC’s “Shark Tank”, the reality show that had entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to business tycoons and convince them to invest.