Come on skint TV fans! Simon Cowell is going to make voting for your X Factor favourite stars and contestants a lot easier and cheaper this year it’s been reported…..in fact he’s apparently going to make it free!
Insiders say the music mogul is planning to ban call and text charges for fans who want to cast a vote for one of his singers when the ITV series returns later in 2014.
Cowell took to Twitter to boast about a “light bulb moment” he’d had recently and a source told The Sun that he’s working on a way to maximise votes and viewer interaction.
The supposed X Factor insider told the newspaper:
“We believe Sam Bailey would’ve been beaten by Luke Friend, One Direction would’ve beaten Matt Cardle and Olly Murs most certainly would almost certainly have received more votes than Joe McElderry.”
“Viewers will feel more engaged and want to continue watching each week when they know their opinion will count. It will help us create champions more popular with younger people who wouldn’t necessarily have been prepared to pay to vote,” they added.
In December 2013, The X Factor attracted its lowest viewing figures for a final since it launched ten years ago.
Meanwhile, the star has been revealing his New Year’s resolutions on Twitter this week.
He wants to listen more, lecture less and forgive more easily. The dad to be posted:
“My new year resolutions. Advise not lecture. Listen more than you talk. Happiness is more fun than anger. Forgive and not fester.”
Another short post read:
“Always be kind to kids and animals. Your mum is mostly right. And never dread Mondays. And most people younger than you know more than you.”
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