Simon Cowell Leaving American Idol: Celebrity Decides to Focus on X Factor

Simon Cowell leaving American Idol? Celebrity host Simon Cowell has confirmed that he is leaving American Idol in order to focus on another talent show, X Factor.

X Factor is a popular  British reality TV show that is set to be launched in the US in the fall of 2011.  Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol to help launch this site.

Cowell confirms to those that are worried that American Idol and X Factor won’t be able to co-exist that he wouldn’t have helped launch the show if he didn’t think the two shows could exist together.

Many assumed that Simon Cowell was leaving American Idol because of contract issues.  Cowell confirmed that he was offered a lot of money to stay, and money wasn’t the motivating factor in his decision.

Both X Factor and American Idol are two singing shows, only X Factor has live auditions and no age limit.  The judges also mentor the contestants, which is different from the relationship that Idol fans share with judges.

So what do you think? Do you believe Simon Cowell, and truly believe that he is not leaving Idol because of money issues? Do you believe that American Idol and X Factor will be able to co-exist?

SeattlePI.com reports that Cowell has said that Idol will remain the top show. If that’s the case, then why is Simon Cowell leaving American Idol?

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    One Response to “Simon Cowell Leaving American Idol: Celebrity Decides to Focus on X Factor”

    1. victoria clark says:

      i think he should stay i like him:

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