Simon Cowell is no longer a judge on American Idol, but he still thinks it's a better show, with better talent, than NBC's The Voice. Of course, he believes that his X-Factor is better still. To help prove his point, Cowell has extended an interesting challenge.
The cagey Brit is proposing a vocal showdown between the winners of the three singing competitions. The man's no dummy. He knows it would make for amazing television. But who does Cowell want to battle?
That part is a little unclear. 2011 Voice winner Javier Colon thinks the challenge applies to him. That would mean he'd battle American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and current X Factor winner Melanie Amaro. However, Simon's challenge was actually extended for the winners of this year's competition, two of which haven't been named as of yet. That's because Idol and The Voice are still in production.
Clearly, Colon wants in on the action. Perhaps he needs a little boost to his career, which isn't taking off as quickly as he hoped. However, there's no word if McCreery or Amaro would be amenable even if Simon Cowell accepted Colon's return challenge.
Idol producer Nygel Lythgoe added fuel to the fire by joking. "...The problem is the Idol winner will be a star by then." That insinuates he or she would have nothing to prove. Ouch!
While the proposal is intriguing, obviously there's a lot of kinks that need ironing out; assuming everyone agreed to take part in the first place. There's another problem as well. All three winners represent a different music genre. That means the audience would be forced to compare apples to oranges. That is, unless the contestants decided to compete on a level playing field, which means none of their music genres would be used.
Simon Cowell's proposal has possibilities. However, it wouldn't necessarily prove who has the better show. Instead, it would simply prove who had the better winner for that given year. Still, imagine the PR the singer would get off such a win.
What do you think. Should the three shows battle it out in a sing out?