: Here are some highlights of his harsher comments.
M: That was a copycat performance, not good enough. And you will not win the show.
: Last night was his final show on "American Idol."
(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)
M: I didn't think I was going to be this emotional. But, you know, the show goes forward. It will be different. But I just want to thank you very much, indeed. It's been a blast. Thank you.
(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
: No one has been named yet to replace Cowell's judge's seat on "Idol." His next gig is on a new Fox show called "The X-Factor" - it's an American version of his British talent show.
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