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American Idol: Katy Perry stuns Jay Copeland with platinum ticket
The 37-year-old pop star stunned a Maryland musician who dropped out of graduate school by giving him a platinum ticket on Monday's episode of American Idol on ABC. 'It's the 20th year of creating superstars and you're a superstar,' said Katy, 37, to Jay Copeland, 23, a musician from Salisbury, Maryland. 'I think you are worth all the platinum.'Before his audition, Jay told the judges that after college he entered a graduate program for the arts, but was then told that he needed to choose between acting and music.
Theleft screens in 2018, after an extremely successful 14 year run on .
Buthas revealed that the myriad of famous judges were paid an outrageous amount to appear on the long-running talent show.
The 62-year-old starred as a head judge on-and-off of the show, alongside artists such as Cheryl, Dannii Minogue,, Robbie and Ayda Williams.
In a chat withSimon revealed that the salaries got 'too crazy', saying: 'The salaries got out of whack. I'd be a hypocrite if I said I hadn't made a lot of money.
BGT judges are set to 'personally invite' contestants on the show
The latest series of the ITV talent show will see Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon, 'go out to meet people.'And it's been reported that the judges will 'personally invite' contestants to perform on the show with 'at-home visits', in a brand new segment named Judges Golden Moments.
'But it got too crazy. And, going back to The X Factor, I'm not even sure artists should be judging other artists. I think it's in their DNA to want to find a star.'
It was axed in 2018 after ratings began to drop on the Saturday night staple, after stars such as One Direction, Little Mix, Olly Murs and James Arthur all rose to fame from the show.
But despite The X Factor being away for four years, Simon is considering what he would do different if the show came back today - admitting he'd go 'back to basics'
Simon Cowell reveals changes he'd make to The X Factor for it to return
He'd take it all back to basics.The show, which spawned the likes of Little Mix, One Direction, Olly Murs and Leona Lewis, aired its first series in 2004 but was cancelled last year after 17 years.
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He explained: 'It's a tricky one but there are hundreds of people who still want to be pop stars. We'd have to go back to basics. When we first started the show it was very simple with unique elements. I'd argue you can't make a better music show than that.'
The high budget show would fly off to lavish destinations for the Judges' houses portion of the series, alongside bringing in a host of A-listers to perform weekly on the show.
While judges would sign outrageous contracts to return to the fan favourite talent show each year.
Simon Cowell 'got nervous' about filming last year's BGT due to Covid
The 62-year-old has admitted he 'got really nervous' about filming Britain's Got Talent auditions last year, before pulling the plug on the series as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc.The ITV show's creator, 62, who looks strikingly different in new shots after ditching botox ahead of its return, revealed he soon called off production plans just 'two or three weeks' before they were due to commence since the 'risk to everyone was too high'.
But it seems like it may not be returning anytime soon, as Simon seems more occupied with family life with his son Eric and fiancé Lauren Silverman - who he recently proposed to.
Simon, who has never been married before, has given up his bachelor lifestyle as a new family man - as he seems to be taking a step back from hid previously hectic life.
Simon Cowell bans son Eric from watching audition on Britain's Got Talent 2022 .
The dangerous tricks landed standing ovations from all four judges.In fact, they were so impressive that judge Simon Cowell vowed that his son Eric would not be allowed to watch the performance, so he would not be encouraged to perform dangerous tricks.