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Simon Cowell: X Factor “Bigger” Than American Idol

He’s at it again! Simon Cowell can’t stop talking about how great his new project and why he’s happy to be done with American Idol. Simon boasts to Rolling Stone that X Factor “feels more modern, it looks bigger, but most importantly it’s just got a different voice to Idol.”

And by different voice, maybe he just means that his is louder! Simon says his new X Factor role will be completely different from his past on Idol. Simon bemoans the extent of his role as a judge on Idol: "I would turn up for rehearsals and my sole job that afternoon was, 'I like you, I don’t like you, I like the song, I don’t like the song and I don’t like your hair.”

Simon says The X Factor will be different because the judges themselves are on the line. "We’re going to be judged as much as the contestants. And if it goes wrong it’s my fault and if it goes right you take part of the credit. But it’s a very, very different experience being on this show compared to Idol — where, truth is, I could’ve just been an actor." Meow!

Source: Rolling Stone

09.22.2011 / 04:29 AM EDT by Whitney Ricketts
Related: American Idol, Simon Cowell

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