Simon Cowell courtesy Fox
Simon Cowell might bash contestants right and left, but he has high hopes for at least one them. On Tuesday's Extra, he predicts this year's winner: David Archuleta.

Describing why he thinks Archuleta's winner material, Cowell said "He's cute. He's likeable. [He has] a big voice. He's the one to beat." But what about the dapper Chikezie? "He's never going to win unless the other 18 resign."

In the interview, Cowell also comments on his own future on American Idol, completely dismissing the rumors that he's on the way out. "I'm not ready to walk and I'm not walking," he insists. "I have a contract [to do] two more seasons."

Do you agree with Simon's prediction? Are you relieved/disappointed we've got at least two more years of Cowell? Let us know! - Anna Dimond

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