Multi millionaire music mogul Simon Cowell has revealed how he feels he made a mistake when he included Paula Abdul in his original X Factor USA judging panel. Paula has since left the show, along with Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones, and Simon admits that he never should have offered Abdul the role.
Cowell explained to TV Guide, "I think there was too much history with me and Paula. I adore her... but it just felt like that relationship was too steeped in American Idol history.”
He added, "With these shows, you can never be complacent. Whenever we choose a panel, you've got to be interesting and you've got to know what a star is." Simon Cowell’s fellow X Factor USA judge LA Reid also revealed how impressed he has been with new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.
Reid explained, "I think Simon really nailed it. In the time that I've spent with both Britney and Demi, I'm impressed with their ability to really identify greatness and talent." The X Factor USA is set to return for its second season and its new line up on September 12 and September 13 at 8/7c on Fox.