LONDON, Jan 4: Singer Gary Barlow has slammed music mogul Simon Cowell for “waving a contract” at talent show contestants and not promising success.
The 45-year-old “Take That” singer is currently gearing up to start his own UK talent show ‘Let It Shine,’ which aims to find five singers who will form a Take That tribute act and will star in a musical in London’s West End, reported Mirror.
“This is for a job, it is not someone waving a contract. The record business is very hard now I can’t even predict what is going to be successful or not.
“But with this I was able to sit there and say the reason you are here today is a job. We are going to give you an opportunity to play around the UK eight shows a week. By the end of the year I hope these will be the start of careers of years to come,” Barlow said.
The dig comes after it was reported that Cowell, 57, was considering taking legal action against the “Rule the World” singer if the format is too similar to “The X Factor”. (PTI)