X Factor 2012: Simon Cowell says The Voice bosses nick his ideas!
Simon made the claim when he was asked if he intends to “change the structure” of The X Factor USA’s second season.
He replied, “I am. I’m not going to say what it is, because as you know we are going to be competing with The Voice.”
When asked to elaborate on that, Simon added, “[There’s] no question of doubt, I’ve already seen from last year to this year elements of what we were doing on these shows.
“Producers do that. They see something they like, and they’ll nick it and you end up with both shows looking the same…”
And when asked to reveal what exactly was “nicked” from him, Simon said, “I don’t even want to mention it. They know.
“Anyone who watches both shows, you’ll see where they started and where they got to and what changes. I have seen it on other shows, as well.
”Like I said, it’s the nature of TV producers, they will do it.
“We have been working on some ideas for a year, some may work, some won’t, but I am trying to make it different for the right reasons.”
But Simon went on to say that the spinning chairs format was all The Voice’s own, and cattily added, “I’m going to suggest a little addition; not only does it spin, it ejects people, all the way through the ceiling!”
The second season of X Factor USA debuts later this year with new judges and new hosts.