Simon Cowell Speaks Out On ‘American Idol’ Cancellation

Bianca Gracie | May 12, 2015 6:56 am
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Yesterday (May 11), news broke out that American Idol would finally be put to rest after a final season in 2016 — and some of the original members of the FOX singing competition have spoken out about the announcement.

The latest is former AI judge Simon Cowell, who responded to the news on Twitter. “Looking back at my time on American Idol we had a great time. We found great artists. Had fun. And to America. Thank you. It was a blast,” he wrote.

Cowell, who is a music mogul and currently one of the judges on UK’s The X Factor, joined AI in 2002 alongside Randy Jackson and Paul Abdul. He stayed on the show until 2010. He was infamously known for his harsh, no-f*cks-given critique.

Host Ryan Seacrest recently stated, “American Idol has been a big part of my life for so long, it’s frankly hard to imagine it without it. It’s been a remarkable journey, and I feel very fortunate to have been part of a show that made television history in countless ways.”

View Simon’s tweet below, and share your thoughts on the AI cancellation in the comments.

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