Westlife compare Simon Cowell to hypnotist

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2010
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Westlife think Simon Cowell is like a ''hypnotist'' because of the way he is able to persuade them to do things

Simon Cowell is like a "hypnotist".

The music mogul never ceases to amaze Westlife - one of the artists he helps look after through their record label - with his ability to quickly persuade them that his ideas are the best course of action for their careers.

The group's Mark Feehily said: "He can actually get inside your mind, and make you feel that your career can get much better if you take his choice.

"He's got similarities to a hypnotist! But he's a good guy."

Although the band - which also includes Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan - think Simon likes to make decisions about them, they believe their decision to take a year off in 2008 made them more focused and able to take control of situations.

Kian said: "Taking a year off in 2008 made a huge difference. We went home and came back feeling like a new band. We also started insisting on stuff we hadn't before like new songwriters and new producers.

Mark added: "We discovered the word 'no' basically."

Westlife

Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan are back with brand new music and a 2019 tour. Catch the pop sensations live next summer including a show at London's O2 Arena.

Birmingham Arena

Fri 21 Jun 2019

£45–£235 / 0871 945 6000

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Sat 22 Jun 2019

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Sun 23 Jun 2019

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First Direct Arena, Leeds

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Tue 11 Jun 2019

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Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Tue 25 Jun 2019

£45–£235 / 0844 800 0400

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Wed 26 Jun 2019

£45–£235 / 0844 800 0400

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