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Simon Cowell Spends Big Bucks on Hotel Rooms for 'X Factor' Contestants

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Jul. 27 2012, Updated 12:56 p.m. ET

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Thanks to Simon Cowell, The X Factor contestants can live it up while they audition on the show.

Get this -- the X Factor creator upgraded all of the 160 contestants from a decent hotel room in Miami to the swanky and posh Mondrian in South Beach. Apparently he opened his wallet to the tune of $500,000!

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A rep confirmed the news to Gossip Cop. Plus, he's going to foot the bill for their meals while they audition.  It sounds like he wants The X Factor contestants to enjoy the good life until they get down to 32 contestants.

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Earlier in the week, according to the Daily Mail, he told reporters what viewers can expect. "Demi is a brat. But there's something likeable about her. Britney's quite mean, as you'll discover. I was fascinated with her as a person, as a pop star, and there's something intriguing about her. And she's a really good judge."

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