Simon Cowell on the end of ‘American Idol’
Simon Cowell on the end of ‘American Idol’
‘Looking back at my time on 'American Idol' we had a great time. We found great artists,’ Simon tweets

MANILA, Philippines – Simon Cowell said he had a “blast” with American Idol, which is set to end next year. 

In a statement sent to People, Simon recalled the time the show was starting. Simon, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul were the first judges of the show.

“We had a blast! Me, Paula, Randy, Ryan – and not forgetting Brian (Dunkleman). Thanks to the fans we were able to make some great shows and found some amazing artists. Fox took a risk on a brand new show and I want to thank them for giving us the opportunity. They really were great times,” he said.

On Twitter, Simon shared the great artists they discovered in the show.

On Monday, May 11, Fox announced that American Idol will end after its 15th season. The current judges as well as host Ryan Seacrest will return.

American Idol launched in 2002 with Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul as the judges, and now superstar Kelly Clarkson as the first winner.

The show also produced a number of artists such as Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, country singer Carrie Underwood and rock star Chris Daughtry. –

Simon Cowell photo from Shutterstock

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