"My gut feeling is we'll probably go with a boy and a girl who haven't had any hosting experience, because I think that might make it more interesting," he said.
And speaking of keeping things interesting, Cowell had some choice words for his competition after NBC announced that they would be turning The Voice's two-night season premiere into a three-night season premiere, which forces The X Factor to go head-to-head with its competition the night of their highly anticipated season premiere.
"The show looks different to anything we've ever made before. I think this is why NBC decided to put The Voice up against us," Cowell said.
"It is a spoiling tactic and it's very simple; they don't want people to see the first episode. I think it's mean-spirited, and I hope and I pray that it backfires on them, because this is one of the best shows we've ever made. I am pissed off about it, because I think there is kind of a gentleman's agreement, but you have to rely that the viewers will make the right selection. I think that three nights in a row is too much. I think there is a lot of interest, rightly so, in our show, because of Britney, Demi, the way the show is going to look. We're going to see what happens."
You can catch Simon Cowell, along with fellow judges Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, and L.A. Reid during the 2-hour season two premiere of The X Factor, which will highlight auditions in Austin, San Francisco, and Providence tonight on FOX at 8 p.m.
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