heartmightmelt said:JLS have done extremely well for themselves on Epic; one wonders if they'd got the same kind of launch on Syco if their option had been picked up in the beginning? I suspect their success has started a precedent that has continued with Jedward's transference from Syco management over to Louis Walsh.
I've been incredibly impressed by the way JLS have been handled. They seem to have got everything right with them and made them more popular than they ever were during the show itself. I mean, they were popular, but there wasn't that much buzz about them beyond the show.
Now they are massive with the kids, popular with the tabloids and celeb mags, and are all over the radio getting admiration from the likes of Jo Whiley and Chris Moyles who would normally be making sniffy noises at the first hint of a boy band. It maybe helped that there wasn't huge buzz while they were on the show, so their people knew they had to graft and had a little bit more freedom to create the right image. Most importantly they had the right songs, but it's been more than that.
If Simon had been in charge he might have got them some decent songs, but he (Syco) would have been lazy with the promotion, and tried to ride the wave of their existing popularity, safe in the knowledge that if that ran out of steam after a few months he'd have a new person to sign soon enough.