Simon Quits American Idol

BATD ON Jan 12, 2010 AT 12:12 pm

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is leaving ‘American Idol’…but wait of course he has another money making plan up his sleeve. He is aiming to set up The X Factor Stateside and bring Cheryl Cole on board as a judge on the panel. So he would be in direct competition to American Idol…which one will come out on top? Announcing his plans at a TV Critics Association event in Pasadena, California, he said: “I’m thrilled and excited about this. ‘X Factor’ will launch in 2011, with me judging and producing the show.”

A TV insider said: “The American show will just take the British ‘X Factor’ formula and give it a few tweaks. We can expect it to be even glitzier than the British version. And the auditions should be a scream! Every singer in the US will want to be part of this show.” While Paula Abdul, who quit as an ‘American Idol’ judge last year, is also rumoured to be joining the new ‘X Factor’.

What do you think, will the X Factor formula make it in the States?

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