American X Factor winner will bag $5m recording contract

The winner of the US version of The X Factor will sign a $5 million contract.

Simon Cowell has faith that they will find a superstar in the US – and they could be as young as 12. UK winners receive a £1 million contract.

“I like the idea that a 12 year old on this show can compete with an older singer and a singing group,” Simon said.

“I’ve never believed there should be a cut-off age for talent, and we are going to put our money where our mouths are with the $5m recording contract.”

“I’m doing this show in America because I genuinely believe we can find a superstar.”