X Factor Ending After Three Seasons
“X Factor” head judge and creator-executive producer Simon Cowell, who served as a judge on Fox’s “American Idol” for nine seasons, will instead return to the U.K. version of “X Factor” later this year.
“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on ‘The X Factor’ and ‘American Idol,’ ” Cowell said in a statement. “And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public — most of the time!”
Cowell initially predicted that “X Factor” would be a major hit before its 2011 debut, but the show never garnered stellar ratings, which continued to dip in last year’s third season.
“X Factor” also failed to produce a winner as successful as past “Idol” champions.
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