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Ninth Season of American Idol Premieres Tonight on Fox

Will You Watch Simon's Last Season on American Idol?

Tonight's premiere of the ninth season of American Idol has more significance since yesterday, when Simon Cowell announced that this would be his last season on the show before he leaves it for an American version of X Factor.

Before we get all nostalgic, let's focus on the matter at hand: Idol's back! Not only is the return episode tonight a two-hour premiere, but the auditions continue tomorrow evening as well. New judge Ellen DeGeneres won't start until after the auditions are over, but in the spot vacated by Paula Abdul will be a few celebrity guests, including Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jonas, Kristin Chenoweth, and Katy Perry. Kicking it off tonight is Victoria Beckham, who has the requisite sassiness for the job.

When news of Simon's departure was just a rumor, the majority of you said you wouldn't watch the show without him. So I'd imagine that you may be most into the ninth installment because it'll be the last time you'll see Simon as a judge. So, will you be tuning in?

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PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 6 years
He is usually the only sane voice up there. Kara just wants to shop with people, Randy is too busy with "yo, yo, yo, dawg" that he doesn't have time for constructive criticism, and Paula was a just a mess. He may be unnecessarily harsh at times, but 9.5 times out of 10, he says what needs to be said and I usually agree with him!
skigurl skigurl 6 years
i'll probably watch, at least a bit, because i am an idol fan, but it's not the absense of simon that bugs me, i think it's just that the show won't be the same after he's gone...the whole perception rather than the actual person
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