Simon Cowell has promised many changes at X Factor for next season as this season comes to a close.

Cowell says he expects X Factor to return next season, but it certainly won't be the same, according to msn.com. Cowell did not go into detail on the changes, but he did say that he is looking into some changes on the judges panel. He didn't say who is in and who is out, but he did say he has candidates in mind.

Simon also said he anticipated some changes regarding, well..Simon,. He said he will have a "different kind of role" in the upcoming season, but didn't elaborate. All of these changes are most likely due to a ratings slide this season, and the incredible success of The Voice.

The winner of this season's X Factor will be announced on Thursday's show.