Simon Cowell rejected by 12 year-old in amazing hand-written letter
Things don't seem to be going all that well for Simon Cowell. His X Factor series enjoyed their lowest ever ratings for a final last year, his two major bands (Fifth Harmony & One Direction) are breaking up quicker than a Cadburys Flake and every year, his shows are accused of being fixed.
Now, a 12-year-old boy may have thrown more fuel on the fire by rejecting the music mogul's offer to appear on one of his shows.
Tom Mouse Smith is a singer-songwriter from East Rainton, a small village near Sunderland, had been contacted by Cowell's representatives several times to appear on Britain's Got Talent. He has toured before and is in line to play a couple of festivals this year. Here is a snippet of one of his songs:
A snippet of What Did You Expect? (Demo) pic.twitter.com/wLCLZtMwws— Tom Mouse Smith (@TomMouseSmith) February 2, 2017
Although Tom is a 12-year-old boy, he decided against using an electronic device to forward his rejection onto Cowell, instead opting for a handwritten letter.
"Dear Simon and BGT, thanks for all the phone calls and invitation to your TV talent show. Sorry if my first answer wasn’t clear enough but I don’t want to be in this competition.
"I write and sing songs for other reasons I can’t even put into words. No need to phone me back as now everyone has seen this so I could never come on the show without looking daft.
"Yours sincerely, Tom ‘Mouse’ Smith"
This letter proves that the show brings people to specifically go on and audition, something that maybe everyone knew. But it does open the question 'how much of the show is already organised?'
Good on Tom for wanting to gain popularity the proper way, but writing his own material and touring.