Simon Cowell’s influence on One Direction started at the very beginning of the British band’s career. Putting together five contestants on X Factor, the band was formed before the eyes of the world. Fast forward three years and One Direction is one of the hottest music properties on the planet. On Tuesday Simon Cowell shared his amazement on how this worked out so well with Ellen DeGeneres.
“I could have never, ever, ever have predicted this,” said Simon Cowell on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. His decision of putting together One Direction from five individual singers on X Factor has people labeling him a genius. “I literally on a whim said these five guys should be in a band…And then over three years it has been incredible.”
One Direction definitely has become an incredible band. Not only do they have millions of fans worldwide, the stars have a movie, two albums (with the 3rd on the way) and sold out shows around the globe. Anything the band touches turns to gold (well, almost anything.)
Take a look at the video clip of Simon Cowell talking about One Direction’s success. The star sounds delighted to have the chance to make history in music.