For Some 'American Idol' Fans, Simon's Exit is the End
This evening begins the two-night finale of the ninth 'American Idol,' a season we'll remember less for its lack of talent than as the last hurrah of Simon Cowell, the biting Brit who was never afraid to call it like he saw it. Simon is departing 'Idol' to host 'The X Factor,' an American descendant of a singing competition he created in Britain.

In the thick of finale season ('
Lost,' 'Law & Order' and '24' said their goodbyes in the last couple days), some viewers are treating Simon's last 'Idol' appearance as the series finale. After the jump, read the logic our Pop Chorus has to offer behind saying sayonara to 'American Idol' along with Simon.