Simon Cowell really means business in his quest for new judges on American X Factor.
He has already tapped up Rolling Stones lord Mick Jagger and is now after Noel Gallagher.
The ex-Oasis guitarist got a call last week with news of interest from bosses on X Factor USA.
Simon wants a huge name and securing the Manc's sharp-tongued services for next year's show would be a coup. X Factor fan Noel is mulling over the offer.
A source said: "Simon wants to go one better than American Idol, who have Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler, and has set his heart on British rock 'n' roll royalty - with Noel and Mick top of his shopping list.
"Noel's manager met up for early talks and there is serious wedge on offer."
"Simon is a huge fan of Noel's songwriting and the no-nonsense attitude Oasis brought to Britpop in the Nineties. He'd be great to dish out feedback."
Feedback? It would be more like character assassinations for those inflated Yank egos.
Noel would be ideal but what would be his motivation? He has a young family and a mountain of solo material stored up for the grown-up stage of his career.
He has twice been asked for permission for an Oasis night on The X Factor and refused because the band - who had a No1 with The Importance Of Being Idle - were still on the road.
But he made a rumoured £50,000 when former X Factor winner Leona Lewis wrapped her lungs around their Stop Crying Your Heart Out for her second album Echo last year.
Now brother Liam is busy with new band Beady Eye and fashion label Pretty Green, the time may be right for Noel. Imagine WAGNER singing Vondervall? Priceless.
Meanwhile, Matt Cardle won this year's X Factor but yesterday fellow finalists Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction were each promised record deals by Simon.
His plan for Rebecca is to one day get her on Bond theme duties. She definitely has the pipes. And he has vowed to make One Direction stars, too.
I know what Noel would have to say about 1D: Bobbins.
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15 December 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 stopcryingyourheartout.com 1 comment