It's pretty much safe to say Simon Cowell is the driving force behind One Direction's success!
He did pick those boys and grouped them together when they appeared on X Factor the very first time. But even though they placed third in the competition, they're certainly number one in every tween's heart at the moment!
So, it's no surprise that the X Factor judge wants to recreate that success with another, younger band, that's why he lowered the age limit from 16 to 14!
A source close to the situation is claiming:
"Simon knows that young people make the best pop stars. He desperately wants another One Direction or Cher Lloyd and they were very young when they appeared on the show."
Young people may make the best pop stars, but 14 might be a little too young for a competition show!
Think of the emotional distress these kids could go through when they're rejected!
So Perezilicious readers, do U think the new age limit is appropriate?!
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