Ryan Seacrest spoke with MTV News about life for ‘American Idol’ after Simon Cowell takes off for the U.S. version of ‘The X Factor’. “It’s gonna be different because there’s going to be an empty chair at the end of that panel,” the ‘Idol’ host said at the Wango Tango concert in Los Angeles on Saturday. “I’m not quite sure who’s going into that chair, so it’s a big [decision].”
Ryan did have someone in mind though – Justin Bieber. “Who would I want in that chair?” Seacrest wondered aloud. “I would want a much younger, thinner, more charming Simon. … Bieber — he’s the guy!” Watch his comments below.