January 07, 2010 01:00 PM by Christine McDow
Rumor has it this is Simon Cowell’s last year on American Idol.Â Can you believe that?Â After all, what would American Idol be without Mr Nice Guy himself, Simon Cowell?Â One of the only two remaining original judges on the show, Simon Cowell brings his own special twist on the contestants that dream of being singers, and the ones that are just living in a dream world.
Simon Cowellâ€™s honesty on American Idol has made him a household name in America. His U.K.-based production company, SYCO, produces the BAFTA Award-winning show, The X Factor, which has also topped the charts in the U.K. Now in production for its fifth season, Cowell continues to serve as both executive producer and star of the show. Additionally, Cowell created and served as executive producer on American Inventor and America’s Got Talent.
Cowell is notorious as a judge for his unsparingly blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults and wisecracks about contestants and their singing abilities â€“ or lack thereof. He is often parodied in pop culture. He is known for his work in both the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists including television personalities.
Over the last 15 years, his acts have achieved sales of more than 100 million albums, and he has had over 70 No. 1 records.
Be sure you catch Simon Cowell in what may be his last season of American Idol.