Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Competition Show

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Between his work on "American Idol," "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has been harvesting pop stars and helping to hone their natural talents for over a decade. He has made Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Leona Lewis household names, and now, Cowell is apparently ready to find the next Skrillex.

The music mogul's Syco Entertainment has announced a partnership with Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith's Overbrook Entertainment to develop a live, international TV show dedicated to finding the world's next great DJ. Syco, Overbrook and Sony Pictures Television will soon unveil their U.S. and U.K. broadcast partners for the project.

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"We have been working on this show for over a year and we wanted to partner with the right people," says Cowell in a statement. "DJ's are the new rock stars, it feels like the right time to make this show." Pinkett-Smith adds, "This show will comb the world to find a new breed of talent."

Cowell recently presided over the debut season of the U.S. "X Factor," which crowned Melanie Amaro its inaugural winner last month. Fox renewed the show for a second season in November.

Meanwhile, "Idol" producer and XIX Entertainment CEO Simon Fuller is readying his own music competition with an international scope. "Q'Viva: The Chosen," Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's Latin talent show, premieres this Saturday (Jan. 28) on Univision, and will follow on Fox a few weeks later.