In an interview set to air Monday, March 14 at 9pmET/PT on CNN Simon Cowell tells Piers Morgan that the new season of American Idol is better than his final season!
“I personally think it is a better show than last year,” Cowell says. “It feels to me they’ve got their energy back, they’re confident, they’re competitive.”
“It’s not the show I would make myself, because that’s why I moved from the show in the first place,” says Simon. “I always think of Idol really as me, Paula and Randy…when other people were brought in, it was like a different show.”
“Weird atmosphere,” Simon says of his last Idol season.
The full, hour-long interview will run on Moran’s CNN show, Monday. Simon takes on Elton John, previews his new show The X Factor and more.
Watch the clip after the jump.