Simon Cowell wants X Factor to be more successful than American Idol

Music mogul Simon Cowell—who quit as a judge on American Idol to kick start the new version of the pop star search show—will "die trying" to be the most watched program, and he is confident The X Factor will become the best series of its kind.



Simon Cowell wants the US X Factor to be more successful American Idol.

The music mogul—who quit as a judge on American Idol to kick start the new version of the pop star search show—will "die trying" to be the most watched program, and he is confident The X Factor will become the best series of its kind.

He told TMZ.com: "You don’t compete for the silver or the bronze, you may not get the gold, but you die trying. It’s definitely going to be better than the other shows."

Simon’s departure from American Idol led to a revamp of the judges with Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler joining Randy Jackson on the panel, and he claims he isn’t impressed by them.

He added: "It’s not my cup of tea."

Nicole Scherzinger was initially named as a host of the U.S. show alongside Steve Jones, but she eventually replaced British pop star Cheryl Cole on the judges panel after just four auditions, something the Pussycat Dolls member recently admitted she cried about.

She said: "It’s an honor. I’m not going to lie, I cried when Simon told me."


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