HAHAHHHAAAHAHAHAHA.  Ok. I’m done laughing. Simon Cowell encourages all of you to get together with your friends and form groups.

“Groups, groups, groups,” Simon tells Teri Seymour of Extra, “Everything in pop music goes around in a circle. Just because there isn’t a Spice Girls or a Destiny’s Child or an N’Sync around now, it’s time for a group like that again. It’s the right time, 100 percent.”

Good luck with THAT Simon.  He also says there were a couple of promising acts at the Los Angeles auditions. One was older and the other was 13 or 14.  Oh Simon, I want to like X Factor, I really do…

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  • gangreen29

    It is obvious to me the winner of this season is going to be an act not eligible for idol, whether it is a group, older act, or child.

  • windmills

    gangreen29: It is obvious to me the winner of this season is going to be an act not eligible for idol, whether it is a group, older act, or child.

    ITA that’s definitely what they’ll be going for as far as they can control the outcome.

  • Valentin432

    Basically he wants another One Direction and the audience will vote for another Matt Cardle.

  • Carlinha

    In countries like Japan and Korea boy/girl band groups are still big. They could make a comeback.
    And should have been BSB reference instead of N’Sync. lol

  • iFly55

    Not to point out the obvious, but the Black Eyed Peas are also a band and they seem to be doing well now adays

  • Kitwana

    I think Simon is absolutely right to want to find a new boyband. It’s easy to forget in the era of Bieber that just a few years ago, there was no bigger band in the world than the Jonas Brothers. If X-Factor produced another Jonas Brothers or N’Sync or Backstreet Boys, it would blow away Idol. With all due respect to Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood or Daughtry, they have never achieved the worldwide popularity, fame or success of these boybands.

  • Sassycatz

    What do you mean? Like these guys?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7hVz0alfns

  • stwbcross

    Well he probably wants a group because they stand a better chance of being a worldwide success after the show. There’s a lot more pressure for Simon’s X-factor because 5 million is a lot of money to recover.

  • Studio57

    While he’s at it he should try to find the next Whitney Houston too.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Not to point out the obvious, but the Black Eyed Peas are also a band and they seem to be doing well now adays

    Not the same thing at all. BEP is a real music band. They play instruments and write their own songs.

    What Simon is talking about is bringing back the choreographed, auto-tuned, pref-fab boy/girl groups like N’Snync, BSB, Spice Girls, New Kids on the Block–groups that sing and dance songs written for them.

    Sure there’s a BSB/NKOTB thing going on now. But that’s ALL nostalgia. Those types of singing groups haven’t been popular in AMERICA in over 10 years. I don’t think Simon will be single-handedly bringing them back.

  • koshka

    Now THAT is an awesome headline.

  • St.Lucia

    Sometimes I wonder if Simon has a clue about what the general public wants to listen to.

    Just because we have the NKOTBSB thing going on right now doesn’t mean we are ready for 1999 onslaught of “boybands” again. I went through that phase once(and loved it), and while I won’t change the channel if I hear a Nsync song or a BSB song, my musical changes have evolved well past that of my teenage self.

    ETA: Well, except Hanson. But they don’t count. They weren’t a manufactured group. :)

  • Hazehel

    Those types of singing groups haven’t been popular in AMERICA in over 10 years. I don’t think Simon will be single-handedly bringing them back.

    I’m not sure Simon can single-handedly bring these prefab groups back, but I don’t see anything wrong with what he said – these things go in cycles. 1960s to the 70s you have the manufactured Monkees, The Archies, Partridge Family, and boy groups like the Jacksons and Osmonds, these died down in the late 70s to the 80s (the Jacksons was probably the only group doing something), then from late 80s to early 2000 you get the boy bands like NKOTB, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync, most of which are also manufactured. Seems like a perfect time for a revival of these kinds of groups actually. (Actually boy bands never really went away, Jonas Brothers is a boy band.)

  • Parkbench

    There’s that Nick show, Big Time Rush. Those guys are a boy band! Their not that popular as N Sync and BSB but there’s been effort to keep the boy band thing alive!

    IF Simon is able to find a boy band I feel like they’ll have the same popularity as the Big Time Rush has, just mild. I don’t know though, just my opinion!

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    yessssssssssss lol

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Jonas Brothers is a boy band

    They are boys who play in a band. And they write songs. Not the same thing.

  • blortwinger

    Don’t forget that Idol and XFactor are designed to show the lowest or near the lowest of average talent… so that ordinary people with no talent can feel good and fantasize about being up there… They can’t empathize with a real star, they can only idolize. Cowell’s Idol is gone anyway, sold this week as the parent company develops its new Coming 2 Hollywood.

  • Susan

    Those types of singing groups haven’t been popular in AMERICA in over 10 years. I don’t think Simon will be single-handedly bringing them back.

    If he could do it single-handedly, he would’ve gotten his star Irish boyband Westlife popular over here. Instead, he gave Ruben their best song. Yep, I’m still bitter.

  • hcpoirot

    Maybe Simon will have his own successful boyband from X Factor US. But I doubt that a boyband will win X Factor. Even in England where the boyband still alive, boyband never win X Factor. Though they manage to be runner up twice.

    In US where even in AMerican Got talent the winner in 5 seasons is solo singer (or involving singing) act, the X Factor winner will be a solo singer. (Probably from boys or girl category)

  • hcpoirot

    Not to mention that this is singing competition and boys band usually didnot had a very good singing vocals from all the members except for Boyz II Men and All 4 One. Others usually had one or two good singers and they all look cute.

    But if X Factor didnot had many good boys/girl band, Simon can always form a new group for the rejected boys and girls category.

  • tinawina

    Well, maybe it is time for a group again, but is it really going to come from XFactor? I guess we’ll see.

    I could see something more along the lines of Destiny’s Child than I could NSync.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gundomom CarieB

    Just found out that dear friends of ours’ daughter won a trip to Dallas to audition for x-factor. Keep your eye out for Emily Kingston (19) from Gypsum, Colorado.

    I wasn’t going to watch this show and now I have to, right?