Simon Cowell Talks The X Factor Meltdown, Randy Jackson Reunion, American Idol Emmy Nomination, and more

I find it very amusing that after all these years that the year I wasn’t on American Idol, it would win the Emmy, and I think that would make me laugh so it probably will. I think it would be more ironic. But I think I’m going to say if it does win this year it’s for all the years we did before, so whatever happens I’m going to claim the victory, I promise you, and replicate the Emmy and just put my name on it. _Simon Cowell: Judge on THE X FACTOR


Simon Cowell: Judge on THE X FACTOR
By: Daedrian McNaughton and Kamilah Wallace

THE X FACTOR is the new competition series that gives viewers the opportunity to help choose the next global superstar or breakout music group. Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger traveled the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. Hosted by Steve Jones, the series premiere of THE X FACTOR will showcase the live auditions from Los Angeles and Seattle which took place in front of audiences of thousands. Don’t miss the auditions that will have everyone talking the next day in the “Auditions #1” series premiere episode of THE X FACTOR premiering Wednesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

2-night series premiere of THE X FACTOR airs this Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 8-10 PM ET/PT and Thursday, Sept.22 from 8-10 PM ET/PT on FOX!

How would you feel if American Idol wins an Emmy this year?

Simon Cowell: I find it very amusing that after all these years that the year I wasn’t on it, it would win the Emmy, and I think that would make me laugh so it probably will. I think it would be more ironic. But I think I’m going to say if it does win this year it’s for all the years we did before, so whatever happens I’m going to claim the victory, I promise you, and replicate the Emmy and just put my name on it.