After the actor Darren Criss, of the successful series Glee reject the invitation to introduce X-Factor, Cowell started the negotiations with the singer Gwen Stefani to be the new presenter of the program.
As reported by New York Post, Simon Cowell wants Gwen Stefani at any cost. “Cowell is feeling the pressure and he knows time flies. He needs big names to compete with The Voice,” a source said to the newspaper.
Now that the contract with Britney Spears is completely finished (the official announcement should happen later this month) to join the panel of judges of the program, Gwen (who is also a personal friend of the Princess of Pop), has a contract to analyze.
The source revealed that the singer showed interest in presenting the program and the initial value for recruitment is about 7 million dollars.
“Simon wants to create a healthy atmosphere in the backstage of the program. And for that, nothing better than calling people who are friends and talented as in the case of Britney and Gwen,” the source continued. “He is aware of the pressure he will face next season, but is sarcastic as anyone and know how to show his ability. Basically, Simon always knew how much these artists benefit the program, so he’ll pay any price to get them, “the source said.