Simon Cowell expects he will attend American Idol's series finale next spring.
Simon said earlier this week: "It was an important part of my life for nearly 10 years. When I look back on it, I always think about (inaugural winner) Kelly Clarkson, what an important role she played, that she did turn up Year 1, that she did win and that she’s gone on to have an amazing career. And is one of the nicest contestants I've ever had the pleasure of working with."
"You get quite nostalgic when you think about those times. It is the artists that give you your lasting memory of it. I had the time of my life. When it started, we didn’t think it would do well and it did do well. You have to pinch yourself."
"I've suggested that it ends with me sweeping the floor. I kind of want a cameo role. I'm sure I’ll be there on the night. And it's going to be an emotional night. It's going to bring back a lot of good memories," he says."I'm very grateful for what (Idol) did for my career, that we found some amazing artists. But the (finale) night belongs to the people who are currently on the show."
Can we expect an awesome reunion with Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson?