The National Enquirer reports that after Adam Lambert “bowled over” producers with his ‘American Idol’ performance as a mentor, the show’s executives are convinced he’d be an ideal successor for Simon Cowell when he leaves the show at this season’s end to begin work on the U.S. version of ‘The X Factor’. “They believe he’ll bring a fearless, youthful freshness to the show,” an ‘Idol’ source told the tabloid.
Kimberley Locke Talks About New Season Of ‘American Idol’
April 16, 2010 – Kimberley Locke visited ABC News Now to talk about her new single ‘Strobelight’, what she’s been up to since her ‘American Idol’ season two experience, her picks for this season’s ‘Idol’, feeling the contestants this year are being “a little lazy” and not going for the high notes, and reports that Crystal Bowersox was thinking about leaving the show. “If she knows now that this business is not for her, then I say take it home,” Locke said of Bowersox. “If she wants to miss out. Listen, if I told you I never got homesick I’d be lying to you. I get homesick now… That’s life, and if she’s willing to give up this amazing opportunity that she has, honey rock on. I’m sure the other six will be happy that she’s gone. That’s one less competitor.” The interview video has since been removed.