December 20th, 2011
01:50 PM ET
With the first season of "The X Factor" scheduled to wrap this week, Simon Cowell says he's keeping a level-headed perspective on how well the series has launched in the States.
"Never finish a season thinking it's the best you've ever done, because you have to feel that you can get better," Cowell, who serves as one of "X Factor's" judges/mentors, told CNN Monday. "I think I probably came here a bit too cocky, but I'm cocky by nature."
He recalls that he was coming off a "massive" run overseas, and with the adrenaline pumping, he couldn't wait to bring "X Factor" to America. "One of these artists is going to be the legacy of this year...and it's going to be better next year."
He can not only predict that "X Factor" will improve with time, but he can also envision the type of winner we'll come to see.
"Within two years a group will win this show because I think I know the kind of group that could win a show like this," Cowell said.
What do you think? How did the first season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" do?
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