american idol news, the x factor creator simon cowell announces he will leave american idol 2010 after the series 7 ends, rumours say this is because simon cowell is going to focus on american x factor 2010 or american x factor 2011, if simon does not have time to get american x factor this year.
i do not think simon cowell owns american idol, so this could be a business move, with simon leaving american idol at the end of series 7, it would seem simon is then going to concentrate on creating the american version of the uk hit x factor.
and with america being such a big market, this would mean mega dollars for simon cowell, to pretty much own a top us tv show, with the creation of the american x factor.
not sure if the american x factor will happen in 2010 or if it will be 2011 when there is a american x factor tv show, but with this announcement of leaving the american idol at the end of the 2010 show, would point to there being a move for simon to create his own american idol style show, by creating a new x factor franchise.
the people behind american idol will need to replace simon with some other big star for there next years show, but will struggle to get as popular viewing figures probably, once simon cowell resigns from american idol.
the american x factor versus american idol?:
but so far no dates set for the american x factor, they would need to announce dates pretty soon if there was going to be a american x factor show this year so that people would have time to register and apply for american x factor and do american x factor auditions, but i would think these things can be set up quite quickly.
but at the moment it looks like it might be 2011 when there is a american x factor show, though it is still only early in 2010, so simon cowell might be seeing if it is possible to do a american x factor 2010 show, but so far there are no application forms for american x factor available.
with the uk version of x factor application forms become available for the next series of x factor just as the previous series of x factor finishes, so people have a good year nearly to register, but if there was to be a american x factor 2010 there would be less time for people to register.
but america being such a big country there would still be time to get a big crowd of us performers auditioning.