Former Pop Idol contestant Rik Waller is considering locking horns with Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell once again as he considers entering the US version of the show.
Rik said “I’d love to enter the American competition just to annoy Simon. I might go along and audition just to see his face.”
Rik is currently in New York recording his new single, a cover of Labi Siffre’s ‘Something Inside So Strong’. Rik said “I think I have the tools to break the American market. One thing that is becoming increasingly more evident across the world is that people aren’t bothered about plastic pop stars – the ones who care more about their looks than their voice. People are realising that it doesn’t take good looks to be a good singer.”
Rik had to pull out of the final stages of the Pop Idol contest when a sore throat prevented him from performing.
Rik’s first single, ‘I Will Always Love You’ made the Top 10 in the UK.
The US version of Pop Idol is set to be broadcast in America on the Fox network in the summer.