Five-Star Luxury For The X Factor USA Hopefuls
Simon Cowell pushes out the boat for talent show contestants in Miami...
The Sun reports that the show's head honcho wanted to give the hopefuls a taste of the high life, so booked the lucky 160 singers into exclusive hotels in Miami.
A show insider told the paper: "Singers on the British version of the show will be green with envy but Cowell stumped up $500,000 putting everyone up in plush hotels in Miami for boot camp.
"He wanted to give them a taste of the celebrity lifestyle and help propel them on to great things."
British hopefuls have reportedly been put up in a Holiday Inn Express in Liverpool, while their counterparts Stateside have stayed in the five-star Mondrian, Delano and Shore Club hotels - overlooking South Beach.
Britney Spears has joined the show as a judge this year.