But it is no coincidence that the eight-year-old is just one of several child hopefuls being primed for stardom in the ITV show.For Cowell is turning to a younger generation in the hope of restoring his standing as a kingmaker with the Midas touch.Ryan Seacrest continued to host the show with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson returning as judges.
It must have gone crazy."Her niece, Sonja Mc Intyre, told US breakfast show Good Morning America: "Paula reacted pretty much the way anyone would react. She went there to sing."The programme also featured an interview with psychologist Dr Bethany Marshall, who said: "She may have felt that her life as she knew it was over, simply because she was criticised on this show. If you have a personality disordered, fragile, vulnerable contestant who is very sensitive to criticism, and you put the image of them being criticised on You Tube...When asked if she thinks he'll be a good dad, Paula took a long pause, gave an awkward look and said, "I think the kid is going to end up being the dad to Simon."Looks like Simon isn't the only one with the sarcastic mouth, though he'll disagree with Paula. The 53-year-old father-to-be told our sister site TMZ that he's excited for his child with his (married) girlfriend Lauren Silverman and that he's "going to be a good dad."As for the new "Idol" judging panel of Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. After eight seasons on "American Idol" together, you'd think Paula Abdul would know Simon Cowell pretty well.But no one was more shocked to learn that the biting Brit was expecting his first child.toofab's Anna Kachikyan caught up with Paula at the Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular over the weekend, where she was asked if she ever expected Simon would become a father."No," exclaimed Paula emphatically.