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Simon Cowell Lowers The Age Limit On X Factor In Hopes Of Finding The Next Best Thing — A.K.A, Another One Direction!

simon cowell lowers x factor age two years 14

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:

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Idol Lowers Minimum Age Limit!

Filed under: American IdolRyan Seacrest


Good news for you 15-year-old singing prodigies out there!

American Idol is lowering the minimum age requirement to participate in the competition to 15! The maximum age of 28 remains unchanged however.

Cecile Frot-Coutaz, executive producer of the show explains:

“A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16. Lowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool.”


Is this so the contestants won't all tower over Seacrest? HA!

[Image via WENN.]

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