But if Cowell doesn't, Jake Bugg just might. He, the 18-year-old lad from Nottingham who managed to defeat former X Factor champion Leona Lewis to number one last month, has emerged to an endless flood of reality TV-spun pop and David Guetta. And he's pissed.
Tonight, though, he's letting the tunes do the talking. Joined on stage by a drummer and a bassist, Bugg has Camden's swankiest setting overfull and damn psyched. He appears supremely confident, but not cocky, and his Dylan croak is in rude health.
What with the album's sentimental undertone, his extra tender songs like 'Trouble Town' and 'Simple As This' do feel more pronounced on record; it's almost as if we need to be in the early hours sat around a Bugg-led campfire and high on grits to appreciate their charm.
He doesn't say much between songs, but that only adds to the mystery of this wonderkid who sprung out of nowhere just a few months ago. When he swaps his acoustic guitar for electric on 'Seen It All', his rock star look is less authentic; when he switches again for 'Slide', it's ace.
Bugg rightly saves the singles till last; 'Two Fingers', 'Taste' and 'Lightning Bolt' all get Koko twirling to the loud-ol' hoedown it's been waiting for. And an encore of merely he and his guitar for 'Country Song' leads to the most spectacular moment of the set.
In among the Britpop historians and curious Arctics obsessives here tonight, there were a good few youngsters nodding along also. Sure, they may sneak in X Factor at the weekend like all of us, but at least they've seen some real music now, too.
Watch the Jake Bugg 'Two Fingers' video below: