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Unlike Pop Idol, The X Factor has no upper-age limit, groups can apply, and contestants are also split into categories. Cowell said, "Were trying to create a different competition. Hopefully were going to be able to appeal to somebody over the age of 35 who keeps saying to me there arent any artists I like in the competition. Its amazing, but we havent catered for older record buyers who want to buy into the new Cliff Richard or whatever."