Simon Cowell thinks Andrea Faustini’s peaked too soon on The X Factor

Simon Cowell says his dream X Factor final would include Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Lauren Platt, but not Andrea Faustini, who he thinks has peaked too soon.

The ITV contest boss said that he was championing his remaining two acts and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s last girl Lauren, but reckoned show favourite Andrea, who is mentored by Mel B, had lost his X Factor.

He told the Sun: “As long as Fleur and Ben are in [the final], we’ll have a proper final – where you just don’t know who’s going to win. I love that idea.”

But when he was asked if he’d like to see Andrea win, he said: “No, because I think he’s peaked. It’s the same thing week after week.”

The music mogul also threw into doubt how much time he would have to make another UK series of The X Factor when he revealed that he would be making four US TV shows in 2015.

He said: “There’s another show that I will be on in America – a new one, which we’ve been working on for a few months. Next year we’ll have a minimum of four shows on US networks.”


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