FOX Cancels "The X Factor USA"

Well, it looks as though we’ll be seeing a lot less of THIS face:



Simon Cowell’s show ‘The X Factor’ never really took off in the U.S. like it did overseas. After 3 seasons, FOX has decided to pull the plug on the show. 

Simon has already announced that he will return to the UK version of the show as a judge this year. The UK version also gave us these: One Direction, Cher Lloyd, Leona Lewis, Olly Murs and Lilttle Mix. 

The three U.S. winners were Melanie Amaro, Tate Stevens and Alex & Sierra. Who? What are these names?

The most famous group to come from the three years of ‘The X Factor U.S.’ is probably the girl group Fifth Harmony. And that is scary. 

In a statement, Simon said: “I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol,” said Cowell in a statement. “And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the U.K. version of The X Factor in 2014. So for now, I’m back to the U.K. and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”

According to, the last season of ‘X Factor’ was getting an average of about 7 million viewers. At the start of the series, Simon was shooting to take out ‘American Idol’ and have around 20 million viewers per week…the series never came close. 

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