Yesterday, American Idol judge Simon Cowell appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about his contract expiration and Adam Lambert winning this year’s American Idol. Yep, even Simon’s putting his money on Adam right now! According to him, Adam has that ” ‘it’, I think he’s fearless, I think he’s unique, and he’s got swagger. He’s made it into a really interesting competition. I think we could have a great final coming up.” I’ve blogged about how I think Adam is a true American icon because he’s got the overall package – talent, professionalism, and just enough controversy to keep people talking.
It looks like this is going to be Simon Cowells’s last year as an American Idol judge too. His 8-year contract ends on 2009 and he says it doesn’t look like he’ll be signing a new Idol contract soon, though he’d like to “keep an open door.” I don’t think the show’s going to be the same without Simon, unless they can find a judge who’s as bitingly sarcastic as he is without trying too hard to fill in his very large shoes.
Under the cut is the video of Simon on Oprah.