'X Factor' news: Simon Cowell asks Twitter followers for their ideas on new themes


The British reality show “X Factor” seems to be running out of ideas as program creator and music mogul Simon Cowell sought help from his followers on social media for new themes that can be used on the show.

On November 10, Cowell tweeted, “Another question. What would be your favourite theme for an X Factor week. This is for two weeks time.” The tweet has since gathered around 512 retweets and more than 1,700 likes.

Some of the answers from fans included One Direction songs, top hits from the year the contestants were born, a Phil Collins week, the 80s, and music from the band Westlife. However, some seemed to not have taken the tweet seriously as they suggested ideas like Irish rebel songs, spaghetti, hat week, and even upside down week where contestants would perform while hanging upside down.

The music mogul found some of the ideas from his 12.5 million followers good and creative.

His next tweet read, “Some of the ideas you sent are very funny. And a lot of good ideas. Thanks again. Simon.”

According to Mirror UK, Cowell’s tweets could have been due to the criticisms the show got with its last theme called reinvention. During the November 7 episode, contestants had to choose a classic song and re-invent it to totally make it their own. Contestant Monica Michael sang “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce, and Cowell voiced his disapproval, saying that the song turned Michael into something that she is not. Rita Ora, mentor of Michael, answered, “Well, don’t give us this theme, then!”

Aside from Cowell and Ora, the other judges of the show are television and radio presenter Nick Grimshaw and singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

New live episodes of “The X Factor” air every Saturday night on ITV at 8pm.