Simon Says: American Idol Will Be More Controversial

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Simon Cowell has made it clear, over the last few months, that American Idol is in need of changes.

While the hiring of Kara DioGuardi as a judge is a positive step, Cowell told reporters during a conference call, the show shouldn't be done yet.

“I’d like to see the middle stages of the show change because I think we can make them better," Simon said. "I think we can make the end part of the show much more exciting than we’ve done before. We’ve got some ideas which are definitely going to give the show a little bit more jeopardy than we’ve had in the past. You’re definitely, definitely going to see a change for the show and I think it will be an improvement. I feel confident.”

Sounds intriguing. We're curious to see what develops when American Idol returns in January.

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