Cowell inked a deal with Fox last month that will have him leaving American Idol after its current season to focus on launching an American edition of his British The X Factor reality competition series for the network in Fall 2011.
In addition to commenting on Cowell's departure, Iraheta also offered her opinion on new judge Ellen DeGeneres -- who will make herAmerican Idol debut when the Hollywood Week broadcasts begin on February 9.
"She might be funny, but she's really going to tell it like it is!" Iraheta told Us.
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