After the first season of “The X Factor USA”, Simon Cowell laid the jobs of Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Steve Jones to waste. Afterward, he announced that the show replaced Nicole and Paula with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. We were left wondering who would take on the hosting role after Steve was canned. Simon won’t release who’s taking on the role, but he did offer that the show would have two hosts instead of just one.
Simon said, “I want to work with a boy and girl and I definitely think this is a role for two people.”
He went on to say, “I can’t say who it is, but they have narrowed it down to five people. As far as I’m concerned, and I don’t think it’s going to change, it will be a boy and girl and neither of them will have hosted before.”
He continued, “If you count, which I did, over a two hour show, we separated what the host says on his own and it’s twelve minutes and a lot of that is quite boring information. There are ways of saying things a bit more interesting and I think it will make sense if I do what I want to do. There are ways of relaying information that doesn’t become like a news reader’s role. Because of legals, you have to get over a lot of information.”
He added, “When the hosts are facing four judges, I think it’s very intimidating and you don’t have that backup and I think you need another opinion. We started Idol with two people. What happened in America is that it ended up with one because they didn’t get the right second person. I always thought it was a two person job.”
In case you’ve forgotten, Simon is referring to the first season of “American Idol” which featured Brian Dunkleman as co-host to Ryan Seacrest. Who do you want to see hosting the second season of “The X Factor USA”?