But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Oh noes, things don't seem to be looking good for X Factor! We've yet to hear definitive word from the studio on whether the show will return next year. Perhaps it's too early to tell, perhaps they need to see how things fair with the finale to make an solid decision.
Still, while Fox has yet to renew the singing reality series for another season, Simon Cowell is optimistic with the show's future.
But his return to the judges table? Maybe not so much…
“"The show will be back next season. As to my role on it, I might have a different kind of role."
The winds of change are coming for X Factor!
From the sound of that, Simon may be leaving his role as a judge on the show!
The singing competition has gone through a lot of changes on the judging panel in the past two seasons, so if Simon leaves, he'll be the last original judge to bow out!
If making a few changes is what's best for the show's ratings, then so be it!
Will the next season of X Factor have a completely new panel?!
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