22 Mar '11, 3am

American Idol may be on its last legs, says Bowersox - AsiaOne

American Idol may be on its last legs, says Bowersox - AsiaOne

ASK former American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox if the reality-television show might be nearing its expiration date, and the girl takes a deep breath. "It's possible," the 25-year-old, who placed second in the ninth season of the show last year, told my paper as she exhaled over the phone from Los Angeles recently. "(Having) Simon Cowell as a judge was a huge part of the show's success... It'll definitely be different without him," she added thoughtfully. Idol, which premiered in 2002, has spawned superstars like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. Though ratings have been declining in recent years, Bowersox - who lost out to alt-rocker Lee Dewyze in the competition - admitted that the additions to the judging panel, actress-singer Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, may actually help give the show a boost. "I'm a huge fan of Steven Tyler so I think t...

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