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Simon Cowell forms female version of One Direction

Gianna Francesca Catolico

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Thu, August 4, 2016  /  04:34 pm
Simon Cowell forms female version of One Direction

In this March 3, 2016 file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 11 Red Carpet Kickoff in Pasadena, Calif. (Invision/AP/Rich Fury)

After managing one of the best boy bands in music history, music tycoon and judge of “The X Factor Judge” and “Britain’s Got Talent” Simon Cowell has embarked on forming a female version of One Direction.

Cowell has tapped One Direction member Louis Tomlinson to help him in this endeavor.

Cowell told entertainment news sites Mirror and The Sun, “They [the female group] are unbelievably good. They are as good as I have ever heard.”

(Read also: Simon Cowell returning as 'America's Got Talent' judge)

When asked about Tomlinson, he said, “He has got fantastic instinct… I think he has got a real knack for this,” adding that Tomlinson, 24, told him about this idea over a year ago, and “he stuck with it.”

The 56-year-old tycoon also revealed that he had encouraged another One Direction band member, Harry Styles, to sign a solo record deal with Columbia. The 22-year old has also landed a role in the World War II film “Dunkirk,” which is directed by Christopher Nolan, People Magazine reported.

The two other One Direction boys, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, both 22, are building up their solo careers. Payne recently signed a deal with rival Capitol UK records while Horan will sign a contract with Cowell’s company Syco soon.

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