In this week’s “TV Guide,” which hits stands tomorrow, Simon predicts that Danny Gokey will defeat Adam Lambert in the “Idol” final.
From the magazine: “You’ve got someone who’s safe and popular versus the entertainer. When you get into the final, everything changes hugely because now you’ve got the whole country focusing on just two people. And I think at that point, Adam would go in at a slight disadvantage…Danny is the safer option—he hasn’t taken as many risks. So I would put it at 55/45, Danny versus Adam. But one song could change everything.”
You can read more of what Simon has to say here.
Oh, and don’t let that spicy headline on the cover—“Why I’m Leaving Idol”—fool you. Simon never says in the interview that he is leaving. He just says that he has gone on record as saying that he’ll leave after nine seasons, which would be after next year…