American Idol - American Idol Returns Amidst Rivalry Talk18 January 2012
'American Idol' is set to return to the US for its 11th series tonight (18.01.12) amid talk of a rivalry with similar shows such as US 'X Factor'.
American Idol Returns Amidst Rivalry Talk
'American Idol' is set to return to the US for its 11th series tonight (18.01.12) amid talk of a supposed rivalry with similar shows.
Judge Randy Jackson - the only original panellist remaining on the programme - has claimed similar series to the reality show are just "copying" it.
But when Simon was asked about 'American Idol' he opted for a more gentle approach comparing it TV show 'The Waltons', while he said 'X Factor' was more like 'Dallas', a soap featuring badly-behaved Texas barons.
He explained: "To me, they're like 'The Waltons': popular, harmless, a lot of people like it. And maybe we're like 'Dallas'."