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Simon Cowell Slams ‘The Voice’ : “They Know They Stole From Me”

Published: Monday 2nd Jul 2012 by David

It seems there’s no love lost between media mogul Simon Cowell and the producers of NBC‘s hit show ‘The Voice’.

Possibly Cowell’s only competition by way of ratings and popularity, ‘The Voice‘ has in many ways become the thorn in Cowell’s thigh- especially now they are set to go head to head later on in the year when both shows debut new seasons.

Now, Simon has slammed the burgeoning show, labeling them ‘copycats’.

His alleged remarks below…

Report:

When asked whether he is looking to change the structure of The X Factor USA’s second season, he told reporters in Canada: “I am. I’m not going to say what it is, because as you know we are going to be competing with The Voice.

“No question of doubt, I’ve already seen from last year to this year elements of what we were doing on these shows. Producers do that. They see something they like, and they’ll nick it and you end up with both shows looking the same.”

When asked what he thought The Voice “nicked” from him, Cowell added: “I don’t even want to mention it. They know. Anyone who watches both shows, you’ll see where they started and where they got to and what changes. I have seen it on other shows, as well.

“Like I said, it’s the nature of TV producers, they will do it. We have been working on some ideas for a year, some may work, some won’t, but I am trying to make it different for the right reasons.”

However, Cowell did credit The Voice for its idea of the spinning chairs, on which the celebrity coaches sit during the show.

He added: “I’m going to suggest a little addition, not only does it spin, it ejects people, all the way through the ceiling!”

Cowell previously said that The Voice UK and The X Factor are the “same show”, and suggested The Voice should be on the radio.

Cowell will premiere the second season of X Factor USA later this year with new judges and new hosts.

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  1. the real xoxo July 2, 2012

    Id much rather watch real talent on the voice rather than repetitve manufactured put-together pretty boy groups and dumb s****.

  2. LegendTina The Goddess Of Music July 2, 2012

    You know! All The Voice competitors are pressed with The Voice! Every time you hear judges from X Factor & Idol shading The Voice & mentioning them. You will never see The Voice coaches talking s*** about other shows or judges they keep it classy and do their own thing! Simon saying The Voice copied X factor is so careless seeing that Idol was here before the X Factor a show he judged on, he has no right talking about how music shows ripped X factor off when he comes from Idol as just a judge.

    I’d rather watch The Voice because they 1st focus on the voice which you are supposed to have when you want to be a singer & after the audition of the voice with just their blind audition singing, battles and then it’s the performance all round! So it’s better than X Factor & Idol because it’s more real to it, based off talent 1st than a ‘look’ and in the end the talent and look goes together when they have their real live performances on The Voice.

  3. LegendTina The Goddess Of Music July 2, 2012

    Let’s not forget most of these icons & legends had to audition for their own CAREERS with a demo & not a look. eg Christina Aguilera, BRITNEY SPEARS when she could still kind of sing, Brandy, Pink… So The Voice is what the show is kind of like… Your live blind audition is like a demo… You chosen in the blind audition because of your voice and then following after is the look, performance etc. LA Reid signed many artists 1st based on their demo’s which is like a blind audition on The Voice… Simon too so what they saying is irrelevant. The Voice is everyone’s completion & they scared of that!

    • truth July 2, 2012

      b**** sit!! you got tooooo damn much to fuckn say! h**

      • ronnoc July 2, 2012

        lmao!

      • ajay July 3, 2012

        truth is right, no one is going to read your article of a comment- silly twat

    • i’m not throwing shade, but July 2, 2012

      I’m really not shading… Rihanna…. blind demo…. really!!!!!???

      • truth July 2, 2012

        RIGHT!

  4. Siberian Prince July 2, 2012

    He just mad because The Voice is doing better than X factor and Idol. And how he gobe say they ripped him off when he ripped off another show too. Yall remember that show the WB had called Pop Stars? It produced the group called Eden’s Crush. Thats how Nicoles Sherzinger was discovered. That was the first reality singing competition so he is a copycat himself.

  5. LegendTina The Goddess Of Music July 2, 2012

    Follow me on twitter @TinaSouthAfrica for the TRUE GOSPEL. XoXtina

    • truth July 2, 2012

      no h**…you talk toooo MUCH!!!

  6. joker July 2, 2012

    omg who cares?! casting shows all copy a lil here and there. cowell is just a idiot who think he owns everything that he creates.

  7. LEGENDTINA July 2, 2012

    he is just mad because the Voice is doing BETTER!

  8. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 2, 2012

    CHILD PLEASE!

    The ONLY innovation of ‘X Factor UK’ was that the judges were also coaches and that’s the only similarity the show has with ‘The Voice’. Aside from that, the X Factor has always been basic as f*** and the only reason why it succeeded in the UK was because it had barely any competition.

    What made ‘The Voice’ successful was the blind auditions. Period! Noone cares if the judges are also helping their acts rehears, it’s all about the red chairs turning. Simon Cowell can keep reigning in his make believe, but until he manages to get 17 million viewers, he needs to stay quiet

    *rant over

  9. Mob July 2, 2012

    YAWN!

    All of these shows are pretty much the same! American Idol, The Voice, X-Factor, Duets etc, are all variations of the same theme. Contestants apply, some are selected, they compete, allegedely America, The UK, Austraila blah, blah get’s to vote and someone wins a music contract and some money! Whats the probably folks?

  10. Viciousss July 2, 2012

    He just mad their ratings are better.

  11. Vanity July 2, 2012

    lol didn’t simon cowell ripped the idea of x factor off Simon Fuller’s Pop Idol?

  12. WHOCARES July 2, 2012

    AND HE STOLE FROM AMERICAN IDOL. SIMON, NONE OF YOUR SHOWS ARE ORIGINAL SO CUT IT OUT

    • truth July 2, 2012

      ummm…he’s one of the CREATORS of A.I. so how the heck did HE copy from it? h**. OK, IF YOU AS DUMB AS A BOX OF ROCKS YOU NEED TO SHUT THE F*** UP!

      • WHOCARES July 2, 2012

        YOU’RE THE R*****. SIMON FULLER CREATED AMERICAN IDOL, NOT SIMON COWELL DUMB DUMB. IF COWELL HAD CREATED IT, SIMON FULLER WOULDN’T HAVE SUED HIM FOR INFRINGEMENT WHEN SIMON PUT OUT THE X FACTOR. NOW DON’T YOU LOOK STUPID.

    • truth(dragn b**** like WHO CARE) July 2, 2012

      no b**** yo funky mammy looks stupid h**! and you stink p**** F** simon cowell is TOO part owner of A.I. YOU FUNKY B****! YALL C I JUST SLAYED THIS H**…WHO F****** NEXT!!! #INDAMOODFORDRAGGINGABITCH

      • WHOCARES July 2, 2012

        WHERE’S YOUR PROOF? YOU HAVE NONE. STUPID. HE DOES OWNS NO PART OF AMERICAN IDOL OR ANY IDOL. YOU IN THE MOOD FOR LOOKING STUPID. WHY DID FULLER SUE HIM? HOW CAN YOU BE SUED FOR TAKING YOUR OWN IDEA? YOU CAN’T R*****. MAKING YOURSELF LOOK DUMB FOR TGJ PROPS. SMH.

    • truth July 2, 2012

      *blank stare* REALLY??…oh…well F*** YOU ANYWAY!! (i just couldn’t sit back and say nothing after i’ve been slayed)

  13. joey July 2, 2012

    Simon take a seat !!!! first of all the whole idea of The Voice begon in The Netherlands (The Voice of Holland) and was later sold worldwide. so dont be mad take a seat with Britney Spears LOL!!!

  14. Benron July 2, 2012

    “and suggested The Voice should be on the radio.”

    DEAD

  15. Suicide Blonde July 2, 2012

    I never like him , he’s so arrogant.

  16. Real Talk July 2, 2012

    POT…KETTLE…BLACK! Think Simon has a selective memory! Simon Fuller sued Simon Cowell for jacking his idea of American Idol and adapting it to create X-Factor. Let’S not be throwing mud now…Let ye without sin cast the first stone mate!!! STOP IT SIMON! STOP IT!

    • Real Talk July 2, 2012

      Or more so ‘Pop Idol’ which got sold worldwide.

  17. Gr3g July 2, 2012

    Personally I’m tired of all these dance and singing competition shows.

  18. mr.m July 2, 2012

    GOD!!! STFU, Simon!!!

    The VOICE >>>>>>>>>>>> X Factor
    I can’t wait till it premiere and KICK X Factor’s ASS
    Then Simon AKA FLOP mogul can speak ..

  19. Casual July 2, 2012

    But didn’t Simon Cowell settle a lawsuit against him for knocking off Britain’s Pop Idol with X-Factor?

  20. JER July 2, 2012

    OH i thought X Factor was cancelled. They need to just cancel all these retarded singing shows. I can’t anymore. Every week new songs storm iTunes f****** s*** up you can’t tell what’s a single, what’s a promo, it’s irritating. gtfo

  21. MRDIVABITCH July 3, 2012

    At least “The Voice” is judged by actual performers who have experience being on stage, while Idol was judged by a 1- A bass player 2- A back dancer 3- A music executive with 0 musical talent.

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