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Simon Cowell has confessed he’s worried social media like TikTok and Instagram will see the end of Britain’s Got Talent for good, as he opens up about the new series starting this weekend
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Simon Cowell believes social media can end Britain’s Got Talent for good.
The ITV talent show is the brainchild of the music mogul, and opening on to a new series, Simon has confessed he’s worried the rise of things like TikTok and Instagram will mean the show has to end.
Explaining his concerns, Simon – who is also behind The X Factor and America’s Got Talent – said he was worried people wouldn’t be on the show and would instead just use things like social media. to develop their platform.
However, he says he has actually seen an increase in people signing up for the program.
Speaking to The Mirror and other press, he said: “A few years ago I was thinking about all these social media platforms, because now you have so many different niches where you can become famous. language.
“I was wondering, does that mean they won’t be on our show anymore. But strangely things go the other way. If you have a social following, then they will consider it. – not everyone, but a lot of people – they now see being on a show like this as a go-to platform because you really need both to be really real pop music because there’s a lot of people on social media platforms trying to get noticed, so it’s been an interesting move that’s been going on for the past couple of years and I’ve really noticed it this year .”
Judge Amanda Holden thinks the show has become more popular with hopefuls in recent years.
“Experience is not always equally recognized and I think now there is less snobbery from people. Before they never saw us as a place to perform, but certainly now they have. do so,” she added.
Alesha Dixon – who also sat on the jury alongside Amanda, Simon and David Walliams – was particularly impressed with the quality of this year’s dance repertoire, especially after the huge success of Diversity.
“I’ve been really impressed by the standard of the dance. I think people have been a bit disappointed over the years because we expect Variety to come out every year, and I think this year is the first in the series. It’s been a long time since we’ve felt the dance repertoire has really raised their game,” she explained when discussing some of the repertoire ahead of the new series.
“It’s been so exciting and I can’t wait for people to see that. It’s like a new contract of life is injected into it, and in a strange way, I think the respite period is over. help people and they’re back to fighting.”
* Britain’s Got Talent premieres at 8pm on Saturday, April 16 and continues on Sunday, April 17, at 7:35pm on ITV.
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