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The U.S. version of The X Factor is canceled!  Simon Cowell released a statement tonight, confirming that he was leaving the show.  Shortly after his announcement, Fox canceled the show after three seasons on the air. 

Simon shared that he's leaving to head back to projects in the UK.  And probably to spend some time with his baby boy, who is due soon.  "I've had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol. And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!).  I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!"

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Shortly after Simon released his statement, Fox confirmed they were canceling the show.  Kevin Reilly, the chairman of entertainment at Fox shared, "Unfortunately, there is no X Factor USA without Simon Cowell,  But we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life. We wish him the very best, and it’s our sincere hope that we work together again soon."

Perhaps Demi Lovato had a hint that Simon was gearing up to walk away and so she bowed out first?

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