Simon Cowell: I Can't Sing didn't work out

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 May 2014
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell has admitted 'The X Factor' musical 'I Can't Sing' "didn't work out" as he had hoped and wishes he had done things differently

Simon Cowell has admitted 'The X Factor' musical "didn't work out".

'I Can't Sing', which was written by comedian Harry Hill, will close this weekend after just two months on stage at the London Palladium, and Simon has blamed its failure on being too ambitious by going into a major theatre.

He told Digital Spy: "We took a punt and it didn't work out. If I could do things different, I would have gone to local theatres and built up a following. We went in too big a theatre - it's the biggest theatre in the West End."

'I Can't Sing' received positive reviews for its satirical take on 'The X Factor' and its stars, including Simon - played by Nigel Harman - Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh and host Dermot O'Leary.

The story centres on a young Londoner, Chenice, who reluctantly auditions for 'The X Factor' and is catapulted to fame.

Leading lady Cynthia Erivo recently insisted she is incredibly proud of 'I Can't Sing', despite it's unceremonious axe.

She said: "We've had the best time. The whole run has been wonderful and we've had brilliant responses. We'll finish with a sparkle and we won't be forgotten easily.

"I think that it's nice that things have the chance to get to the West End, for six weeks or six months."

I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical

  • Directed by: Sean Foley

Comedian and writer Harry Hill and composer Steve Brown poke merciless fun at the reality TV talent search in this brand new musical, featuring 19 newly penned songs (hopefully sung by people who aren't actually tone-deaf).

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