and of course the lyric of the song and it was quite difficult because I thought, 'God this is going to be really hard to sit through this.' "But then you've got to think of [Josh] and it's his moment but yes it was very emotional." Speaking about his mother, Simon said: "She was a huge fan of the show, she loved the show, which sort of made the decision, 'When do you go back to work on something like this?; born 7 October 1959) is an English television music and talent show judge, businessman, A&R executive, talent manager, television producer, and entrepreneur.They have sold over 50 million records worldwide, a total that includes studio albums, singles, video releases, and compilation albums.
's Ruth Langsford and Jane Moore, Cowell spoke about the tearful audition, saying: "…it was quite near when it all happened and I think it was the last audition and I wasn't really expecting what happened." He added: "...In 1995, through his persistence, he persuaded two actors, Robson Green and Jerome Flynn from the UK television drama series Soldier Soldier, to sign with him and record the song "Unchained Melody", which they had performed on the show.Westlife are an Irish boy band that formed in Dublin in July 1998.Cowell attended Radlett Preparatory School and the independent Dover College, as did his brother, but left after taking GCE O levels.
He passed English Language and Literature, and then attended Windsor Technical College, where he gained another GCE in Sociology.
With his notoriously critical reputation, Cowell has been likened to TV personalities such as Judith Sheindlin, and Anne Robinson of her show.
Cowell's prominence grew, fed by his signature phrase, "I don't mean to be rude, but ...", inevitably followed by an unsparingly blunt appraisal of the contestant's talents, personality, or even physical appearance.
Cowell returned for the fifth series in 2008, with Walsh, Minogue, and new judge Cheryl Cole, as Osbourne had decided to quit before the show began.
Cowell returned for series 6 and 7 as well, although series 7 was to be his last, as he left in 2011 in order to launch The X Factor in America.
He has judged on the British TV talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, and the American TV talent competition shows American Idol, The X Factor and America's Got Talent.