Simon Cowell Admits American Idol 2011 Is Better Than Past Season

I never thought I’d see the day when Simon Cowell said something like this, but the former American Idol judge has admitted the new season is better than his last.

The 51-year-old TV star, who is set to launch his U.S. version of the X Factor later this year, said this season of the Fox show has more energy than his last one.

‘I personally think it is a better show than last year,’ Cowell said.

‘It feels to me they’ve got their energy back, they’re confident, they’re competitive.’

This surprising statement from Cowell follows on the heels of news that American Idol has finally staunched its ratings bleeding. Not since the 2007 season has Idol seen its ratings hold steady with an average of 25 million viewers each night after three straight years of falling numbers.

Could Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez be doing the trick or is the talent this year really that much better than recent seasons? What do you think it is?

Source: Daily Mail UK