Cowell’s DJ Idol show on hold

By | Published on Monday 1 October 2012

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell’s plans to capitalise on the recent boom in so called electronic dance music in the US by launching a DJ-based telly talent show of the ‘X-Factor’ model are off, or so says the New York Post.

As previously reported, Cowell’s Syco planned to work with the production company owned by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Overbook Entertainment, on the televised DJ contest. But the joint venture has ended, and the Post says that was because Cowell and the Smiths couldn’t agree on who should get top billing in the show’s credits. Which may or may not be true. But it’s a damn stupid reason if it is.

Either way, a Syco rep told the paper last week: “Syco and Overbrook decided not to proceed together on a DJ competition show”.