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Simon Cowell, Will.i.am developing 'X Factor for Tech'

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Will.i.am has announced that he is developing a tech version of The X Factor with Simon Cowell.

“We’re working on a project called X Factor for Tech — and it’s going to be out of this world,” Will.i.am said during a live video press conference, according to The London Sun. “Singing and performance create a couple of jobs. But this will create lots. It’s about getting in touch with youth and giving them a platform to express themselves — whether that’s in science or mathematics.”

The Black Eyed Peas rapper first revealed his intention to create such a show at a tech conference in London last month. He and Cowell hope to use the program to find the next big Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, and the 37-year-old singer added that he has enjoyed working with Cowell thus far. “Simon’s cool. We had a wicked dinner a couple of weeks ago and it was very nice.”

Let’s hope Will.i.am finds someone to help him actually broadcast a song from Mars.

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