Simon Cowell's son Eric is getting an early introduction to music

He's responsible for some of the biggest pop acts in the world right now – including One Direction and Little Mix – but for Simon Cowell, when introducing his son to music, it's all about the classics. The music mogul is said to be educating little Eric with the help of legend Frank Sinatra.

According to sources, Simon, 56, uses Sinatra's iconic swing tracks to relax his two-year-old son because he grew up listening the same kind of music.


Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman with their son Eric

"Eric is only being dished up the best of the best," an insider told the Daily Star. "Simon loves a bit of Frank to put him in the mood and make him feel like home. He felt that listening to Sinatra was a real help to his own musical growth as a child."

They added: "So Eric is being given a great start to his musical education. He is starting to talk now, but who knows if he will pick up the singing bug."

Simon is starting little Eric early - he's already in the judges' chair!

Simon has spoken out in the past about his intentions to teach Eric the ins and outs of running an international record label, and the X Factor boss hopes he will be able to take over sooner rather than later.

He said: "I would really like the idea of teaching him how to run the business. I would like to teach him how to do my job as quickly as possible. I would like to pass the reigns to him."

Meanwhile Simon is learning something new at work himself, as it's been revealed he will mentor the girls' category for the first time during the new series of The X Factor. Returning judges Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne will look after the groups, the boys and the over 25s respectively.