Simon Cowell's BGT change

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Simon Cowell's BGT change credit:Bang Showbiz
Simon Cowell's BGT change credit:Bang Showbiz

Simon Cowell says he no longer looks for music acts on 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The 62-year-old star previously ran Syco Music but now focuses primarily on his TV projects and Simon admitted the move from running a label has changed how he judges the acts on 'BGT'.

When asked if he judges singers differently now, Simon told The Sun: “I suppose so. I think in the same way as you buy an album or a track, you like what you like.

"What’s interesting now is there are so many outlets for singers, what with social media platforms, however, weirdly there aren’t a lot of new artists breaking out at the moment.

"I think the reason is everyone’s doing the same thing. So I try and encourage people to do something different.

"Like on 'BGT' when someone comes on and sings a song I’ve heard a million times before, I try and advise them not to do what everyone else is doing.

"'Britain’s Got Talent' is an amazing platform for singers, you get it right, choose the right song and boy it can change your life overnight.

"We saw that with Susan Boyle and people like Calum Scott."

It was revealed earlier this year that Simon was shutting down his record label to focus on his family.

A source told the Mirror at the time: "People are understandably sad – but totally get how things change. And everyone’s been thinking back of all the happy memories they’ve had and of all the huge success and great times the business has enjoyed over the years.

"Running Simon’s business internationally - especially during the pandemic - has become exhausting and understandably Simon now wants to focus on other things, and particularly his family."

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