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The End Of American Idol?

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Say it isn't so!

With Simon Cowell planning to bring his British hit The X Factor to America, rumor has it that as a result he will be leaving American Idol!

His contract with the show expires in May and is currently in talks for The X Factor to begin in 2011.

If that happens, Simon will almost certainly leave Idol which could make this upcoming season the last one because let's be honest, it would never be the same without its most famous judge!

Fox hasn't made any formal announcements about any programming changes yet, but stay tuned!

We wonder who is in the running to judge and mentor the X Factor contestants alongside Simon?

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31 comments to “The End Of American Idol?

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    Ummmm. Maybe I'm wrong but, Isn't the X-Factor pretty much the same thing as American Idol?

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    i think the x factor is better than AI and if simon goes onto the US version of teh x factor it wont be that different. The judges have more of a role and mentor a group of contestants which is goo…creates LOADs of judge fights and also it will mean groups have a chance to :) so its a ll good

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    Dannii Minogue!

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    Kinda zick of Idol anywayz…but after finding Glambert…wow….we so luv him. We luv Simon too, glad he's still going to be on TV.

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    Thank God. End that show already.

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    Good, AI is done,even Ellen wont save it……

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    Paula Abdul. Her leaving happened for a reason. Simon knows Idol is dying (look at this season's poor sales). Paula leaves, Idol is jumping the shark by adding Ellen as a judge. Simon will leave after this year and Paula will join him for X-Factor.

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    He has little hands. Little hands are unattractive.

  12. 12

    i'm so sick of america idol.
    it's boring
    it's stupid
    it's a reality show, not a talent show

  13. 13

    oh good, you can post less about idol and more about gaga, speaking of which, didnt she just burp or pick her nose?

  14. 14

    Does anyone STILL watch AI??

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    MAKE SURE ITS DANNI MINOGUE! she is by far the best judge on the x factor and a devoted mentor.

    i love cheryl too, but i think you guys (americans) will find it hard to understand her accent.

    if there looking for an american judge bring in mariah or barbara.

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    We can only hope

  17. slite says – reply to this


    You jacked this story from the New York Post. So let me guess, you have an east coast intern who steals stories in the AM and the west coast intern that steals them in the PM. I hope you know that at least the east coast guy is trying to write a little, while the west coast guy is just a cut and paste person.

    Both are theft btw, and I can imagine the lawsuits that are coming because you dont credit the actual writer.

    It isnt fun here anymore.

  18. jaxfl says – reply to this


    Oh good god not another stupid show.

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    I would be jumping for joy at the very thought of the end of 'American Idol' however, 'X-Factor' is the same friggin' thing!!! What's the point? Like he needs more cash?!?

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    AI signed its death sentence when Paula was canned.

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    …I can only hope.

  22. 22

    Enough with all these ridiculous so-called talent shows, A.I. and the like stopped being entertaining many years ago, I honestly don't know anyone personally that still watch's this crap! Let's get back to quality scripted programming like Freaks & Geeks and Pushing Daisies, that's what I'm talking about!

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    Idol should have ended last year. With my experiences in voting, I have to say I think it is fixed. So don't vote your hearts out kiddies because the finale winner us chosen before you vote. This is my opinion.
    I think Paula will be sorely missed but I think when she sees what a mess the new season is she will be happy with her decision to leave.
    And sorry everyone. Adam Lambert is the American Idol. show is over. No one can top his vocals,performances and personality. This is my opinion.

  24. 24

    Woohoo! This is great news! I've been waiting for this. The XFactor concept is much more interesting than Idol. Good move!

  25. 25

    Fuck American Idol. I'd rather watch Glee any day. Fuck FOX and its bumping of Glee till April.

  26. 26

    maybe it isnt such a bad thing that AI ends soon…. it's not as good as it used to be, imo.

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    Re: Linzlovesgossip – yes you are wrong lol

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    American Idol has already lost its charm the day Paula left. I guess it would be better for Simon to move on too. If this is true I hope X Factor does come to the US and I hope Simon and Paula reunite for this show.

  29. 29

    The Daily Mail (which you steal sories from a lot!) reported that the judges alongside simon will be Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole (hence why this has never happened before- cos Simon is in the process of getting Cheryl's convictions cleared so she can get a visa to work in yankland

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