Simon Cowell

Objectively Correct Lists

Remember When 'The X Factor' Was Good?

And by 'good' we mean very, very bad. We revisited some old performances as proof that you probably once enjoyed it.
Daisy Jones
Lauren O'Neill
11.28.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

A Singing Dog Proves Simon Cowell Does Have a Heart

'America's Got Talent' never exactly said dogs couldn't participate.
Kristin Corry
7.12.18
Op-Eds

Boy Bands Are Back, Baby!

If Rak-Su and PRETTYMUCH mean Gen Z are about to get their dose of dance routines and heavily merchandised pop, then let the fun begin.
Emma Garland
12.19.17
VICE UK Is 15

'Pop Idol' Fucked the Music Industry Up Forever in 2002

Sure, it was just a reality TV show, but Simon Cowell's fingerprints are now smudged all over the pop world as a result.
Lauren O'Neill
11.30.17
PROFILES

Being Louis Tomlinson

We spoke to the former One Direction member about how he went from working class Northern lad to pop star worth £40 million.
Daisy Jones
7.18.17
Noisey News

Hear Stormzy, Jorja Smith and More on a Grenfell Tower Charity Single

Every UK musician imaginable joined up for a cover of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," with proceeds going to survivors of the horrifying blaze.
Noisey UK Staff
6.21.17
Op-Eds

'The X Factor' Needs to Stop

The TV talent show is being potentially revamped with a new format – but its reign ended years ago.
Daisy Jones
3.14.17
Thinkpieces And Shit

The Strange and Spiralling Death Of Talent Show TV

View the death of American Idol through the prism of the wider pop culture landscape, and you'll see that televised talent shows are absolutely fucked.
5.27.15
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

How Do We Stop TV Talent Shows from Ruining People's Lives?

Charting the uncomfortable relationship between television talent shows and society's most vulnerable.
Angus Harrison
2.20.15