Is it the end of the road for American Idol?
Tipsters tell Star Magazine that next year’s 10th season of Idol will be its last.
Simon Cowell’s departure from the long-running reality competition is reportedly behind its demise. Everyone involved with the program is in agreement that Idol cannot continue successful with Simon headlining a US edition of UK hit The X Factor — and former judge Paula Abdul possibly joining him, the tabloid claims.
“Producers know Simon really makes the show, and they feel like they could go only one season without him and the quality will suffer after that,” an Idol insider divulged.
FOX execs are planning to bring in an all-star lineup of guest judges to fill-in for Mr. Nasty — including past Idol champs like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson.