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Simon Cowell Leaving American Idol After Season 9


Posted on December 22nd, by raymond padilla in American Idol, TV. 6 comments

Simon Cowell Simon Cowell Leaving American Idol After Season 9Simon Cowell announced that he intends to leave American Idol after season nine. This is terrible news for AI. Cowell is — by far — the most entertaining part of the show, especially now that Paula Abdul is gone. VoteForTheWorst has reported:

It’s clear that Simon wants out so he can bring X Factor over to America and not have to worry about Idol, since he’ll be making s*&^loads more money producing X Factor (if it’s successful). Simon always said he’d leave the show if Paula left, so it looks like the producers are helping American Idol implode on itself.

Although I’ll miss Paula’s wacky and nonsensical comments, I’m still looking forward to the new season starting in January. After that…I don’t know. I can’t imagine the show without Simon. The best thing about Randy Jackson is that he played with Journey. Kara DioGuardi is pretty useless. It remains to be seen what Ellen Degeneres will bring to the table. None of that matters though. I’m pretty sure I’m done with Idol if Simon walks.

Source via VFTW





  • N8R

    I think it means death for the show unless they bring in some other genuine hard-nose producer.

    Diddy might be a perfect replacement, now that I think of it.

  • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

    @N8R Let's go with Kanye.

  • http://www.gamerswishlist.com Nightshade386

    I don't know anyone who will admit to watching this show, yet it's been on the air for a decade, so somebody must be watching it. My parents watched the first season because their hairdresser was on it (don't ask me which one, I have no clue..she was from CT if that helps anyone who paid attention to the show). They haven't watched it since.

  • RRODisHere

    @Nightshade

    My wife and I will admit to watching it. It won't be the same without Simon though.

  • N8R

    @ Nightshade

    That's what you call a "personal bubble".

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