Simon Cowell's New Show Is Looking for Asian American Voices

Do you think you have what it takes to be a pop star? Good news—Simon Cowell wants to meet you. As the executive producer of the highly anticipated show "The X Factor", Cowell is touring the country to meet the nation’s most talented singers. What’s more is that the producers are specifically looking to increase Asian American representation in the show and feature a range of voices.

"The X Factor" is a singing competition show, much like "American Idol," that debuts this fall on FOX. The show’s name refers to that “innately special something” or star quality that today’s biggest pop stars and musical artists have to succeed and become icons. What makes "The X Factor" different from other singing competition shows is that contestants will not only perform before a panel of judges, but also in front of an audience of thousands as part of the audition process. And the big prize? One winner will receive a $5 million recording contract with Syco (Simon Cowell's production company) and Sony Records.