In an interview set to air Monday, March 14 at 9pmET/PT, Simon Cowell tells Piers Morgan. Now that he's watching "American Idol" from home, Cowell says the new season is better than his final season. "I personally think it is a better show than last year," Cowell says. "It feels to me they've got their energy back, they're confident, they're competitive."
"It's not the show I would make myself, because that's why I moved from the show in the first place," says Cowell. As for some of the rest of the judges who have sat with Cowell: "I always think of Idol really as me, Paula and Randy." Check out the full, hour-long interview on Monday – in which Cowell takes on Elton John, previews his new show "The X Factor" and much more.