Last week, Simon Cowell tweeted the idea of a “super final” between the winners of the three big singing competitions on TV....
Maybe the winner of @TheXFactorUSA this yr should compete with winner of The Voice & Idol in a super final. Just a thought. I'd be up for it— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) February 17, 2012
While The X Factor might be in the midst of rebuilding as next fall approaches, The Voice Season 2 and American Idol Season 11 are currently narrowing down the hopefuls. But a battle between the last completed seasons’ winners might be great to see. Via the Hollywood Reporter, Season 1 Voice winner Javier Colon tweeted the following in response to Cowell’s comment...
So @simoncowell recently proposed a face off btw Idol/Xfactor/Voice winnersI respect the other winners a lot but if U want a battle I'm IN!— Javier Colon (@Javstwtr) February 20, 2012
Who would win in a battle between Melanie Amaro, Scotty McCreery and Javier Colon? That may be a hypothetical question, but it would be exciting to find out, should Cowell’s suggestion come to fruition. In the meantime, we know Colon’s into it and he certainly has the talent. But would that be the deciding factor? Or would the ratings? In response to Cowell’s Tweet, Nigel Lythgoe said:
@simoncowell suggests the IDOL winner should take on the voice and x-factor winners. The problem is the Idol winner will be a star by then.— Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) February 17, 2012
He may have a point there.
Meanwhile, there’s also the popularity of Idol by comparison to the other two shows to consider. Season 10 of Idol broke 20 million viewers with almost every episode. This season of The Voice is still settling in, with last Monday’s episode bringing in just over 16 million. Meanwhile, The X Factor’s premiere and finale clocked in at just over 12 million. If those numbers played a factor, Idol would have a substantial advantage in a sing-off between the three shows.
What do you think? Is it all just a bit of competitive banter? Or is there any chance something like this could be pulled off, assuming NBC and Fox were to join forces? Also, what would the judges drink? Coke or Pepsi?