Which American Idol Former Judge Said ‘No’ to the Reboot?!

American Idol is making a come back on ABC and they’re actively searching for the new judges and host for the show…

Simon Cowell declined an invitation to judge ABC’s reboot of American Idol.

He told Extra TV, (quote) “I was asked to do it. The answer is no. My memories are when we first started — Randy, Ryan and Paula. You can’t re-create that.”

Naturally, ABC would like to re-create Idol’s heyday of 30 million viewers per night. That’s one reason why ABC is deep in talks with Ryan Seacrest to return as host.

Now all they have to do is locate Randy Jackson. You know Paula Abdul is sitting by her phone, checking it every couple of minutes, waiting for her invite.