Simon Cowell will bid adieu to American Idol this week. A bittersweet ending, for the judge you love to hate. He recently told Oprah he’s a moody guy and often gets depressed. However Simon insisted that he wouldn’t take any medication to help alleviate his depressive tendencies.
Don’t be too sad for our favorite judge, Simon is bringing his British version of X Factor to America. No word on who he has selected as his panel of judges but sources say that Paula Abdul is definitely at the top of his list. The big questions is, who will be taking his place next season?
Simon Cowell definitely has an opinion on who the producers should and should not pick. He says: “I think primarily, you’ve got to have somebody on that panel who actually knows what they’re talking about — because everyone is talking about casting the nasty person or this person or get another Brit. If we were judging ice skating, I mean, you wouldn’t have somebody on who’s obnoxious. You’d have somebody who knows the difference between a 10, a 9 and an 8. If we were judging ice skating, I mean, you wouldn’t have somebody on who’s obnoxious. You’d have somebody who knows the difference between a 10, a 9 and an 8.”
Whoever replaces Simon Cowell, has BIG shoes to fill, after all he’s a charming Libra. Some predicted that Howard Stern might be in the running, along with Jamie Foxx. Personally, I think Jamie Foxx might be the better choice. He has a great sense of humor and obviously knows alot about music. Word is Foxx now has competition and Sean “Diddy” Combs is competing for the spot. Rumor is they will announce the new American Idol judge after the final. Team Lee DeWyze all the way!