I was one of the few people who was in the know. This whole talent competition was a complete charade. Sure enough Simon Cowell had a hand in it, but the ‘contestants’ had no idea that he was only putting in an appearance and there was certainly no recording contract at the end of the supposed ‘run’.
Meanwhile I sat in on various meetings playing along with the scam. The only thing that I would get out of this was a promise of ‘See you later’ from someone who I had fancied for ages (not Simon Cowell).