EXCLUSIVE! David Archuleta Doubtful Of 'American Idol's Future!

Sun, August 8, 2010 11:48pm EDT by 2 Comments
EXCLUSIVE! David Archuleta Doubtful Of 'American Idol's Future!
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David isn’t sure Idol will last – especially now that it has stiff competition from Simon Cowell’s new show, X-Factor!

After the recent  American Idol shakeup, the show’s future seems slightly uncertain – and former contestant David Archuleta thinks it mayjust may cave entirely with the presence of former judge Simon Cowell’s competing show, X-Factor!

“We’ll just have to see what happens. X-Factor is coming out too, so it’ll be interesting to see how that goes. Simon is joining that. Simon isn’t going away,” the season seven runner-up told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the Teen Choice Awards August 8. The deciding factor? “The X-Factor,” the 19-year-old joked. “We’ll just have to see how this new vibe comes with a new set of judges, the new dynamic between them, how it all works out. We’ll just have to see!”

As for whom he’d like to see fill Simon, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres’ seats on Idol, David tells us, “It’d be interesting to have someone like Madonna or Elton John that’s very iconic and seems like they’d be very opinionated about what they think. We’ll just have to see who’s set in stone at the end. It’s hard keeping up.”

We’re with you, David!

Laura Schreffler & Kirstin Benson