Simon Cowell: New Season of Idol is Better than Last Year

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.

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