Mancow and Simon Cowell Hit it Off
March 11, 2011
Talk Radio Network-FM’s and Dial-Global’s Erich “Mancow” Muller visited with Simon Cowell, host of the new FOX show, X-Factor. On The Mancow Experience, Cowell said, Mancow is “more interesting, and more important” than him, which is why he was not chosen to co-host American Idol. The Mancow Experience features entertainment news and guests, from TV, music, and movies.
During the segment, Mancow asked Simon Cowell about his video audition for co-host of American Idol, which he sent to him nine years ago. Cowell said Mancow was “more interesting and more important” than him, and continued by saying, “I never work with anyone whose more interesting than me, I'm being serious. No, no, no, I'm serious, I never work with anyone better looking or more interesting – it's in my contract. I'll send you my contract, you have to go through a focus group, if people think you are uglier than me then you get to work on the show.”
Mancow then asked Cowell for suggestions on how to improve his video performances and celebrity status, asking Cowell, “What would you do with me…What advice can you provide?” Cowell jokingly responds, by saying, “I would start with plastic surgery,” saying to Mancow, “Your eyes, they look kinda shifty.”
Simon Cowell also confirmed on the show, that the winner of X-Factor will receive a “guaranteed 5 million dollars” not just a standard recording contract with a record label, offered by American Idol and other programs however, Cowell could not confirm yet, whether Paula Abdul would be co-hosting with him on X-Factor. Mancow invited Cowell back on the show when he was ready to make the formal announcement on Abdul becoming X-Factor’s co-host, saying, “You could give me the biggest boost of my career,” to encourage Cowell to break the story live on-air during The Mancow Experience.