And of course we no doubt expect the music mogul reckons his own Got Talent will do its bit too.
"I'm sensing a completely different mood at the moment," Simon told The Sun yesterday. "I know things are going to be tough for a while but I've always trusted my gut - and I sense things are on the up.
"I think it's got something to do with the Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
"When you see those aerial shots of the Olympic stadium and how everything is running on time and everybody wants to get tickets, it's like going back to Victorian times."
Simon, will be back on the Britain's Got Talent judging panel this year, added: "There's a sense of excitement and optimism.
"I think it's going to be one of our greatest ever years."
Speaking at the launch of Britain's Got Talent back in January, Simon said he wanted to bring this year's BGT into the "world's spotlight."
He explained: "It's the year of the Olympics, it's a big year for Britain, we are going to be in the world's spotlight and I want this show to be back in the world’s spotlight."
Britain’s Got Talent is expected to start on ITV1 on March 24.