“American Idol” has fallen so far that its former star doesn’t even watch it anymore.
“I haven’t seen it at all, so I wouldn’t have a clue as to what it looks like now,” Simon Cowell snidely told The Daily News on the eve of the Fox talent show’s final three episodes this week.
Cowell, who has joined NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as a judge this season, believes that “Idol” went downhill after he and Paula Abdul left.
She quit the show in 2009 after failing to negotiate a new contract and he left in 2010 to produce “The X Factor.”
Cowell stated he and Abdul had been on “Idol” while it become at its most fun — and most successful and compared the judging panel he presided over to a healthful human frame that suffered terribly after dropping crucial appendages.
“Paula become the right leg and i was the left leg. And with both legs gone, it wasn’t the same show.”
He added, “To be sincere I think it changed greater extensively as soon as Paula left. At the least for me, the show became in no way the equal because she and i had such a connection and this kind of shorthand together.”
Cowell said he is nonetheless close with the alternative co-stars, Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest. However “Idol” producers — whom Simon stated he stays friendly with — have struggled to discover a panel of judges to healthy the original chemistry and the panel has had many faces on the grounds that he and Abdul departed.
Over the years other judges have protected Ellen DeGeneres, Aerosmith front guy Steven Tyler, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith urban, Angie Martinez and Kara DioGuardi.
Lurching into its finale, the panel now consists of Harry Connick Jr., Lopez and urban.
But it became Cowell’s position as “the suggest decide” that set him apart — and became some thing that by no means virtually sat well with him, he stated.
“To be sincere i discovered that to be embarrassing,” of his reputation. “In real auditions you can’t tell a person who is horrible that they may be precise and promise them that they’re going to emerge as a celebrity. While we did the show, i might behave as I did in real existence. I did not take it too critically once they have been horrific so i found most conditions pretty humorous.”
It got worse when others attempted to mimic his style on other suggests — particularly on variations of “Idol” that aired in other international locations.
“all at once — as it works inside the television industry, there were these ridiculous human beings being hired all around the international to provide you with sound bites — 1/2 of them failed to even work in the tune industry.”
Cowell brought, “it is type of a praise — however i discovered it excruciating.”
The rankings for “Idol” sincerely talk to the display’s up and downs.
At its peak in 2006, “Idol” drew a median of 36 million visitors. This season it has averaged round 8 million.
The fulfillment of “Idol” spawned a slew of imitators, together with NBC’s cutting-edge hit, “The Voice.”
other copycats have included, “Rock celebrity,” “Nashville superstar,” “growing superstar,” “The Sing Off.” Its stay panel judge layout also heavily motivated “Dancing with the celebrities,” and “so that you think you could Dance.”