DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
Say what you will about him he's done pretty good in the music business scouting talent and turning it into record sales. While I think he can be quite harsh with folks on the show it is something they need. I know there are plenty of folks who know they suck trying out just to get on TV but there are also plenty of other folks who think they are great when they in fact suck.
I'd rather him tear into the parents and sycophants that continually told these peckerwoods that they could sing great and how they could do anything in the world they wanted. Those are the folks who should be humiliated...not the dumbass who is too stupid to realize they suck.
At the end of the day he seems to be doing pretty well for himself and I can't fault him for that. Stay snarky Simon.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
CaptainJon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2153 times:
He's a silly goose! But I agree with Jpax. He isn't an an arsehole intentionally -- he is brutally honest. If you are a rotten singer he won't make you feel good and say practice more you will get better, he just tells you flatly, you suck nothing you can do will ever help you. And of course it makes quality television.
Quoting Trav110 (Reply 8): a complete tool, designed by the producers to be the token asshole
Two very good comments that go together. I tried to get into the show the last two times it ran. I liked Melinda but I don't remember anyone else. Other than that, the show itself is a waste of space. I don't even know what Simon did before the show started. What makes him an authority on good singers?
Quoting Trav110 (Reply 8): He's a complete tool, designed by the producers to be the token asshole. His opinions are all artificially pointed, just to hurt peoples feelings, stir emotions of the viewers, and grab ratings
I thought these shows are his brainchild? If so he stuck his neck out and has been enormously successful. Can't fault him for that.