America’s Got Talent judge, Simon Cowell has uncovered in an interview on NBC that, he has not been with a telephone for three soild years, and doesn’t lament deciding to not have a cell phone.
Speaking on how he is spending his quarantine at home, the straightforward American Idol judge said, it’s been the longest timespan at home as well.
“It’s very simple,”. “It means you don’t wake up to, like, 50 text messages you can’t reply to. And that’s what happened one morning — I woke up and I’ve got 52 unread messages. And I thought, even if I reply to every one of those, I’m going to get another replying back, and then I’m going to get more that day.
And I realized it was actually stopping me from working or living properly, so I just turned it off and I went a month, three months, then a year, then two years, then three years. And I love it.”
Cowell further expressed that:
“Even if you limit it, you know, you don’t want your telephone to rule your life,” he adds. “And I find … when you’re in a meeting or you’re having a conversation or you’re at dinner and someone’s reading whatever they’re reading on their phone, it’s like we’re not engaging anymore.”
In spite of the fact that he speaks with his friends and other people by means of Zoom, during this coronavirus season, he hardly use a phone. Cowell also spoke about how we should all appeal to God for this pandemic to vanish. He stated:
“I think it’s really, really important during this process to keep your mind active, stay positive,” he says. “Do whatever you can do to help people who need help at this time. And just pray for this to be over. I mean, the one good thing, if there is any one good thing, is that we’re — I think most of the country has probably got the best air quality we’ve ever ever had. I mean, it is truly amazing.”
Meanwhile, for the first time ever, the American Idol show is ongoing without a live crowd with some contestants auditioning remotely. Speaking on this one, Cowell says the progressions haven’t affected the high caliber of the show in any way, saying it’s as yet the same old beautiful show.
“The mindset was … where we can, we’ve gotta try to see as many people as possible, and then by day 11, we just went OK, it really, really isn’t safe now for the crew, anyone who auditions, so we stopped that and then we started doing some remote auditions like we’re talking now, which was interesting,” Cowell explains.
“The good news is, we did see a lot of people, so it hasn’t affected the overall quality of the talent. We still found some amazing people as we do every year. I think you’ll see on episode one, it’s jam-packed full of the most amazing people, the most amazing stories, and I think the team, bearing in mind how they’ve had to do it remotely, have done an amazing job.”
According to the 60 year old talent discoverer, he and the America’s Got Talent team are as yet considering imaginative approaches to film the show as everybody keeps on practicing social distancing.
“I mean, I don’t think we’re gonna be at the Dolby Theatre with 3,000 people,” he says about no longer having a live audience. “I don’t think that is gonna happen this year, so we’ve come up with about three different creative ideas about how we can make the live shows work but not feel as if scale and everything else connected with the show is lost.
It will look different but I think if we go with the plan I personally love, it will look different, but it will still give every act the opportunity to shine as they normally do in the finals because I am aware particularly this year, you know, anyone who makes the top 10 because it can change their lives.
They’re gonna need this more than ever, so whatever we’re gonna need to do, we will get to the end of the finals this year. There will be a winner and we’ll make sure no one’s compromised, you know, through the process.”