'X Factor': Simon Cowell Wants To Find Girl Version Of One Direction

Wed, March 21, 2012 5:15pm EST by 7 Comments

The ‘X Factor’ judge is so proud of his boy band sensation One Direction that he told ‘Access Hollywood’ he thinks a girl group is next for the show!

Simon Cowell told Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on March 21 that he thinks “this is gonna be a very exciting year for pop music.” Attention: Girls band together, form a group and audition for X Factor! Simon is looking for the next One Direction, specifically a “girl version!”

Just this week, One Direction made history: The former British X Factor solo-singers-turned group are the first UK pop group to have their debut album, “Up All Night,” to reach #1 on the U.S. charts! Simon describes them  as “smart boys”!

“We’ve been missing this kind of pop boom for a while, and I think this is going to be the beginning of a wave,” Simon told Billy and Kit over the phone.

His advice for a group of 3 or 4 “good” aspiring singers? Get together and start a group!

If Simon is right, One Direction may have some female competition in the future — and we can’t wait!

–Giovanna Pagliarulo

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Posted at 12:38 AM on February 16, 2013  

fifth harmony sucks tho they don’t count. little mix is better

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Hayden Menor

Posted at 8:05 PM on November 18, 2012  

I think the girl group that simon made on this season’s x-factor (fifth harmony) is the girl version of One Direction

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noemi medina

Posted at 12:06 AM on October 7, 2012  

my daughter is a very good singer she loves one direction and her dream is to be in a girl version of one direction. she really wants to be on x factor. please imbox me i want my daughters dream to come true!!!

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nora medina

Posted at 11:57 PM on October 6, 2012  

simon, i would like to be put in a group of 5. set me up with anyone i am a good person to get along with. people say im a good singer.

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Posted at 10:09 PM on May 15, 2012  

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Posted at 7:09 PM on May 10, 2012  

Dude, my friends and I r already a girl version of one direction so Simon cowell watch out we gonna take the world by storm!!!!!

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Posted at 6:15 PM on March 21, 2012  

There is a girl group from X Factor UK, actually winners! Little Mix! I wish they will be famous in USA!

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