Simon Says: ‘[Lady Gaga]’s the Most Boring Singer in the World. Same With Beyonce’

Published: Tuesday 27th Sep 2011 by Rashad

No stranger to controversial statements (see: Christina Aguilera slam), sharp-tongued media mogul Simon Cowell will certainly have folks talking about his latest statements regarding two of today’s most celebrated pop starlets – Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

Clearly over-extending (or over-appreciating) his judging position on the hit talent show ‘X Factor’, the 51-year-old shared his thoughts with Mirror stating:

“If you only ever heard Lady GaGa, she’s the most boring singer in the world.”He continued: “You’ve got to see her – you need TV. Same with Beyoncé. Or Katy Perry. We’re all about image. You have to have that X Factor.”

The mogul’s roast didn’t end there.  In reference to former American Idol co-star/presenter Ryan Seacrest, Cowell added:

“He’s [US X Factor’s presenter Steve Jones] tall, dark, British – he’s basically completely the opposite of Ryan Seacrest.  You’ve got to add in intelligent as well.”

(via  MTV)

With countless snooze-fest acts like Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, and Il Divo under his wing, who better than Simon’s expertise to point out ‘boring’?  In all fairness, Cowell’s overall argument may hold some truth, given the overdose of generic sounds coming from our radios (and the importance placed on image and things indirectly related to music), maybe Gaga and Bey weren’t the best examples.

Then again, how much can one regard the opinion of a man who specifically requested ‘Man Down’ mannequin Rihanna be a guest judge on his talent show.

Oxymoronic?  Or just moronic?  *pressing play on Leona Lewis cd…zzz*

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  1. Scott September 27, 2011

    Simon gave us Leona the most boring person in the world he needs to sit down just because Leona is flopping

  2. Gaga Fan September 27, 2011

    Gaga and beyonce are the Queens. Simon obviously is just mad because X Factor flopped lol

  3. Robier September 27, 2011

    Simon is ALL about shameless self promotion at all costs.
    As long as people act like his tired opinion is law, he will continue.

  4. Robier September 27, 2011

    @ gagafan
    Gaga and beyonce are the Queens. Simon obviously is just mad because X Factor flopped lol
    Lmao lmao

  5. Mickjoe21 September 27, 2011

    He wanted them both on his X-Factor UK live shows to get ratings! They can’t be that boring Simon.

  6. Humberto September 27, 2011

    Excuse me, but… what did he smoked?

    He’s soooo unsure about his own opinion you can’t IMAGINE!
    I remember when he was all compliments about Beyoncé in an interview by 2009…

    Cmon, Simon! Love or hate?

  7. Beystanbish September 27, 2011

    says the man who signed leona Lewis. He can have a seat in the back of the bus _/_/_/——> _/

  8. Imgunnacheckuboo September 27, 2011

    VOCALLY SPEAKING. It’s true but pop stars are more than just their vocals.

    In fact, one could argue vocals barely matter anymore.

  9. Humberto September 27, 2011

    Serious,
    ANY person in that whole world can’t discord that Beyoncé and Gaga can be weird, ugly, thieves, WHATEVER but boring.

    These girls can perform their asses OOOOFF!

  10. cynthia September 27, 2011

    That flop show I will never watch is with the likes of Simon & L.A Reid. What a dumb remark. He just lost millions of views

  11. YOOSONDALOOSE September 27, 2011

    Simon is a arrogant p**** he is only saying this as US X factor is flopping harder than all his relationships and credibility.

    Bey is amazing and Gaga is so unique. He needs to fix up and SHUT UP!

    Plus whats with dissing Ryan? Uncalled for.

  12. colabr September 27, 2011

    Im pretty sure he is saying that we as the public want spectacle. and this day and age you can’t just rely on the way you sing. instead you need strong performances to get the imagery of whatever you want to get across to us.

  13. KIMBERLY September 27, 2011

    That was not simons words exact. her said katty, beyonce and gaga are the most visual but gaga is the most boring singer. TGJ please check the blog you copied that from again.

  14. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 27, 2011

    He didn’t diss them or slam them.He just took 2 very popular artists to prove a point; that image matters.And we all care about the image too.What if Beyonce and Lady GaGa NEVER released videos or performed on TV???Would people still like them.He doesn’t say that they haven’t got strong enough voices, he just said that every artist needs the image to be successful as well.

    Anyway, he seems to be really gutted about being replaced on American Idol 😕 But he left, nobody ousted him.Why is he mad???DID THEY FIRE HIM?? (just the thought is too funny)

  15. JAMIR21: I LOVE THE ILLUMINATI (BRITNEY, BEYONCE, RIHANNA, GAGA, AND NICKI) !!!! September 27, 2011

    You know what Simon go HAVE SEVERAL F****** SEATS….FOR THAT COMMENT !!!!
    Lady Gaga & Beyonce >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Simon

  16. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 27, 2011

    OK, I think people have such a huge passion for intrigue and shade that they try to overly read between the lines to find shade and respond to it.He is always a bit cocky, but in this case, he hasn’t said anything THAT wrong.I may not 100% agree with him, but he didn’t say anything inappropriate or offensive this time around.

    @TGJ team Thanks for the Christina promo 😎

  17. Dezi September 27, 2011

    I really think people want to see fresh new faces and new talent. It becomes boring when you keep seeing the same people at every damn award show. I’m tired of the same bunch lol

  18. onyx September 27, 2011

    I agree with him when he say (if you only ever heard Lady Gaga, you need Tv, same with Beyonce, but Gaga is not boring, she and Rihanna are great Entertainers but i get tired of Beyonce and her feminist songs, atleast Gaga and Rihanna have songs for everybody no just for the women.

  19. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS RI = WHO MAD?) September 27, 2011

    “If you only ever heard Lady GaGa, she’s the most boring singer in the world.”He continued: “You’ve got to see her – you need TV. Same with Beyoncé. Or Katy Perry. We’re all about image. You have to have that X Factor.”

    _______

    ATTENTION!!!

    I DON’T THINK HE WAS CALLING THEM BORING – HE WAS BASICALLY PROVING A POINT; LADY GAGA & BEYONCE ARE PHENOMENAL ENTERTAINERS AND BECAUSE THE WORLD KNOWS THEM AS “GREAT PERFORMERS” – THAT IS WHAT THE WORLD WANTS TO SEE. THEY’D PREFER TO SEE THEM IN ACTION THAN THROUGH AN AUDIO DISC.

    IF I WERE TO HEAR BEYONCE’S “BEST THING I NEVER HAD” OR “HELLO”, I PERSONALLY WOULD RATHER MUCH HEAR HER SING IT LIVE – WHICH IS WHY I RARELY LISTEN TO HER CD’S (EVEN THOUGH I HAVE ALL OF THEM), BUT HAVE BEEN TO EVERY CONCERT OF HERS SINCE THE “DC WORLD TOUR 2002” – BECAUSE SHE IS JUST TOO GOOD LIVE.

    IT’S THE SAME WITH WHITNEY I HAVE ALL HER ALBUMS BUT ONLY LISTEN TO THEM OCCASSIONALY BECAUSE I’D RATHER BE ON YOUTUBE DROOLING OVER HER LIVE VOCALS. SAME APPLIES FOR GAGA.

  20. JohnVidal September 27, 2011

    Blah he just wants spectacle. And still he didn´t say anything that offensive anyway. It´s true in a way

  21. LindseyMari September 27, 2011

    That quote was re-worded and taken out of context, but he did basically say it . I do agree that image is everything though, especially for GaGa. Her visuals do play a big part in what make her great because she’s not just a singer. She’s an entertainer. Simon can hate on that if he wants, but I bet he would LOVE to have any of those artists on X Factor to perform.

  22. JohnVidal September 27, 2011

    @JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS RI = WHO MAD?)
    It´s not the same. Whitney is also epic on an album. That´s the difference and the point I think Simon was trying to make 🙂

  23. Malibu Barbie September 27, 2011

    oh PLEASE. he only said that for BUZZ and shock value. he needs controversy because hes turning into an afterthought. the simon effect has vanished

  24. MISHKA September 27, 2011

    King Bey? Boring? LMAO

    See folks, this is what happened when you take a money bath every morning, like you were Scrooge McDuck.

    Sit your old crazy a%s, Sir Cowell.

  25. JAMIR21: I LOVE THE ILLUMINATI (BRITNEY, BEYONCE, RIHANNA, GAGA, AND NICKI) !!!! September 27, 2011

    Well Gaga and Beyonce are big !
    Katy ??????

  26. Shorty September 27, 2011

    I actually SORT OF agree with him…I mean, he’s not the best judge or anything BUT Lady Gaga is a bit too much about what you SEE most of the time…Like you either dance around to her songs or you need to see some entertainment alongside…However, I do enjoy some of her songs!…In regard to Beyonce, I think she’s more opposite of that! I prefer listening to her than watching her…She’s a great performer, but her albums are more enjoyable, when she’s not shouting of course! -__- …Katy Perry can sing & has good songs but she chooses to go with the more wacky stuff & also shouts *shrugs* xoxo

    Just my opinion, don’t get mad…Discuss…

  27. monica green September 27, 2011

    Well said onyx beyonce is very boring and country listen to her talk is like paint dry

  28. Shorty September 27, 2011

    *IGNORES what looks like shade to Rihanna* -__-

    I actually SORT OF agree with him…I mean, he’s not the best judge or anything BUT Lady Gaga is a bit too much about what you SEE most of the time…Like you either dance around to her songs or you need to see some entertainment alongside…However, I do enjoy some of her songs!…In regard to Beyonce, I think she’s more opposite of that! I prefer listening to her than watching her…She’s a great performer, but her albums are more enjoyable, when she’s not shouting of course! -__- …Katy Perry can sing & has good songs but she chooses to go with the more wacky stuff & also shouts *shrugs* xoxo

    Just my opinion, don’t get mad…Discuss…

  29. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN September 27, 2011

    Funny, seeing he had both beyonce and lady gaga on the xfactor in the uk.

  30. @TEAMFOXYDONDIVA September 27, 2011

    F*** SIMON

  31. Beystanbish September 27, 2011

    Simon to Entertainment Weekly in 09: “As an actor, I really like Philip Seymour Hoffman. I think he’s a genius. Music-wise, certainly in the last year I love Lady Gaga. Mainly because she’s made pop music fun again. I love Christina Aguilera, I think she’s incredible. And Beyoncé is the biggest star we’ve seen in 20 years. And I was very negative about her once—far, far too early on in her career.”

    He needs to make up his mind.

  32. Crave12 September 27, 2011

    @onyx in wat world is rihanna a great entertainer!?!? she knows how to make a radio friendly song ill admit but that’s a lil bit of a stretch .. I’m not tryin to be rude but come on now the girl on stage is like watchin paint dry .. As with simon he wasn’t dissing them or throwing shade he took two great singers and said its not all about the singing because in todays industry its not .. And rihanna is the golden example of that .. If u go back to when she first came out they’ve f***** with her image about 50 times .. The finally cut her hair gave her an umbrella and the “good girl gone bad” image and POW we have megastar rihanna, u have to have the look and appeal .. And all of these ladies have the appeal or they wouldn’t be famous .. Now with raw natural talent beyonce and gaga are steps ahead of the pack

  33. Beystanbish September 27, 2011

    lol @Onyx. U lost credibility when u said Rihanna was a great entertainer. Good bye. Anyways I’m done

  34. Vicki September 27, 2011

    @crave12 I completely agree .. U can find amazing singers if u go outside and walk up to random ppl .. U have to have that something xtra simon jus didn’t bring across that point in the best way hahaha

  35. JAMIR21: I LOVE THE ILLUMINATI (BRITNEY, BEYONCE, RIHANNA, GAGA, AND NICKI) !!!! September 27, 2011

    @ Beystanbish YOU DUMB BIMBOO HE DIDNT MEAN IT LIKE THAT !

  36. MuzikJunkie September 27, 2011

    Simon you can have several seats!

  37. #1QueenGaga September 27, 2011

    Didn’t Simon say he was looking for the next Lady gaga in his previous xfactor show?? STFU Simon!!!! One less viewer for his new show.

  38. KAT DELUNA FAN September 27, 2011

    SIMON TOWEL HAS LOST HIS DAMN MIND FOR SURE.CALLING BEYONCE BORING ON STAGE IS BLASPHEMOUS …

    GAGA IS ALWAYS DOING THE MOST,EVEN IF I AM GETTING BORING BY HER ANTICS,SHE IS FAR FROM BEING AS BORING AS ADELE AMY OR THE COUNTLESS INANIMATED SINGERS COMING FROM THE UK

    SIMON TOWEL IS LUCKY MATTHEW KNOWLES IS NOT HERE ANYMORE CAUSE ETTA JAMES HAD A PIECE OF HIS MIND AFTER HER DUMB COMMENT TO THE KINGSUS BEYSUS KNOWLUS

  39. MichaelAngelo September 27, 2011

    Simon Cowell is the worst judge of anything in this world. He can’t even pick his own damn clothes. Same funky vee neck tee shirt for over 10 years….lmao@leonalewis…snooze

  40. MissImpartial September 27, 2011

    I think this might be a response to the fact that Leona had to push back her album. He is basically blaming these artist for selling their image and not only music. But Madonna was one of the first female artist who started to push her image more than the music. In the end of the day you can’t blame other artist for your singers lack of image success. I do agree though that Lady Gaga is all about the visual so that some times people do not remember the songs. Beyonce is a singer and an entertainer. You can listen and watch her. I don’t think she is boring except for her interviews that is.

  41. Ben13 September 27, 2011

    @crave12 u jus pretty much summed up rihannas career hahah anyway I agree with simon were in a 70 percent image 30 percent talent era .. Beyonce and gaga jus happen to be extremely talented with jus a mic and a spotlight and we dnt get that too much now a days .. So I dnt think he picked the best examples but they are the two biggest stars in that genre so I understand why he used them

  42. KAT DELUNA FAN September 27, 2011

    SIMON TOWEL THINK GOATANNA WILL BRING RATINGS TO HER SHOWS LIKE BEY DID AT THE VMA AND BMA???

    LMAOOOO 😆 😆 😆

  43. Greg23 September 27, 2011

    @missimpartial I agree with u to an extent but gaga is very talented and I’m not a stan (I hate born this way as a whole) but I did go to her fame and she was singing and playin the piano with her heels and soundin amazing while doing it so she won my respect .. Its ashame gagas annoyin fashions cloud the fact that she is a very talented woman

  44. Beystanbish September 27, 2011

    @jamir21. Sit yo ass all the way down. u don’t want it………

  45. Ned23 September 27, 2011

    Simon said wat I’ve been sayin forever he jus used examples of women who actually can sing lol I have beyonces concert on my ipod because I love her live voice even better than her recorded one and that’s RARE very rare .. He should of said britney and rihanna I feel like they’re careers are more image based and I love them both

  46. JAMIR21: I LOVE THE ILLUMINATI (BRITNEY, BEYONCE, RIHANNA, GAGA, AND NICKI) !!!! September 27, 2011

    @ Beystanbish AWWWW YES I DO BIMBOOOOOOOOOOOOOM !

  47. VA STAND UP!!! September 27, 2011

    *DEAD* Really Simon?!? LADY GAGA & freaking BEYONCE are the most ‘boring’ singers he’s ever seen?! What in all the entire f**** is he talking about? Is his deranged British ass serious? I’m seriously in shock right now. He must have been high as a mug when he said this! I just can’t……

    I’m NO fan of Lady Gaga, she annoys the hell out of me, but I would NEVER call her ‘boring’. She is anything but boring. Weird, wacky, attention seeking, annoying, extra but NEVER boring! I don’t even like her music but I can admit that she is talented and she can definitely sing and brings something to the table! Who, other than maybe Nicki Minaj, is doing what she is doing now who stands out so much? NO ONE! She’s far from boring!

    Beyonce may have just released a pretty toned down album, it was mostly ballads, but again she is NOT boring! That woman does her ALL on stage! Even recently when she was pregnant on stage she was shutting down the stage in HEELS! She tears the stage up! I can admit that I don’t love all of her performances but I don’t recall her EVER being ‘boring’. Even when she sings a ballad she does something ‘extra’. Beyonce is one of the best, if not THEE best performers of our generation! Simon better stop trippin!

    It’s crazy that he feels that way about to of the most successful women in the industry considering the fact that American Idol & X Factor haven’t exactly produced the most ‘exciting’ performers over the years! There have been a number of very ‘boring’ contestants on American Idol, even some of the WINNERS! Jordin Sparks, Clay Aiken, Rubern Studdard to name a few and where are they now?!?! Susan Boyle & Leona may have had a lot of success & fame but they are FAR from ‘exciting’! SMH. In fact the only acts to come from AI that I can recall who were ‘exciting’ was that was that silver haired guy who won but never made it big & Adam Lambert. And again, where are they now?!?!

    People who win on talent shows hardly EVER make it big and when they do it only last for a few years and then people just forget about them. Like where the hell is Kelly Clarkson?! So I don’t know why he is acting like AI & X Factor really look for some sort of extremely talented person who stands out so much better than the rest. Hell, if Lady Gaga & Beyonce audition on one of those shows they would for damn sure make it farther than half the people that have won in the past.

    Now as far as Katy Perry, I don’t like her music or think she would make it on a talent show and I haven’t seen enough of her live performances to judge her, but I wouldn’t neccessarily call her boring either. It’s funny how he came at all the most successful women in the industry right now but left a certain someone else out. Hmmm……

    Maybe he was just looking for some controversy to get interest in his show since the ratings have been so lack luster. *shrugs*

    I seriously wonder how he feels about Rihanna since she is gonna be guest staring on his show. Lawd…..

  48. KWAME September 27, 2011

    That was not simons words exact. her said katty, beyonce and gaga are the most visual but gaga is the most boring singer. TGJ please check the blog you copied that from again.
    That was not simons words exact. her said katty, beyonce and gaga are the most visual but gaga is the most boring singer. TGJ please check the blog you copied that from again.
    That was not simons words exact. her said katty, beyonce and gaga are the most visual but gaga is the most boring singer. TGJ please check the blog you copied that from again.
    That was not simons words exact. her said katty, beyonce and gaga are the most visual but gaga is the most boring singer. TGJ please check the blog you copied that from again.
    @kimber thank you for clarifying cuz its obvious Sam is the one that wants the attention so badly that he’d post anything to cause blogwar between some delusional stans…smh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. matt September 27, 2011

    he had both gaga, beyonce AND christina on the uk xfactor, he is nothing but a hypocritical c*** or just embarassed that the us xfactor is nothing but a FLOP!!

  50. KWAME September 27, 2011

    People you need to find the blog that ost this and make your own judgement about what Simon Cowel said cuz its all lies. TGJ team need to be shot in their AZZZZZZESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Teacher September 27, 2011

    Maybe he shuld get Kat DeLuna to bring up his ratings!!!!…..naw that wuldnt wrk cuz u’d only see 1 b**** n the audience cheering…that’d def make ratings drop…or get the show cancelled ASAP…

  52. Verge September 27, 2011

    @VA Stand Up daaaamn u just went IN on simon hahaha love it and soo true he’s produced some of the most boring acts ever

  53. onyx September 27, 2011

    @Crave12
    @Beystanbish
    I don’t think she is one of the Female forces in music today thanks to her BLACK ass, nobody give something free, so ADELE, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and others are not a good entertainer because they’re not dancers.

  54. JAMIR21: I LOVE THE ILLUMINATI (BRITNEY, BEYONCE, RIHANNA, GAGA, AND NICKI) !!!! September 27, 2011

    Beyonce Knowles —————————— BECOMING ICON
    Lady Gaga———————————————- BECOMING ICON

  55. ……baa September 27, 2011

    OMG, WHAT? He has obviously never heard Rihanna sing or clop around the stage like “Wendell” Williams on DWTS! Shut up Simon about Bey that is!!

    Okay, with that said, I think I understand his point! Entertainers like Gaga, Naked Perry, Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj are “characters” that must be viewed in order to appreciated! To that I will agree! Not really sure why he threw Beyonce in there though?

  56. Bennett September 27, 2011

    wow simon I used to think he was a genious for how smart he is in tv but clearly his success is gettin to his head and he’s makin incredibly dumb comments .. I read the article and he said if beyonce or gaga auditioned with jus a voice he wouldn’t put them through .. There’s a rehearsal video of beyonce doin 1+1 backstage with jus a piano and I’ve NEVER heard an audition on either of his shows with that perfect of a vocal .. Simon plz get it together and work on leonas “image” cuz apparantly it isn’t working for her

  57. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE RETURNS. September 27, 2011

    YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!! LOLLLL

    FINALLY someone speaks the TRUTH about T***** CACA( I would describe him as a GIMMICK rather than being boring :?)

    & THIEFonce is HIGHLY overrated, boring and MEDIOCORE 😉

  58. KAT DELUNA FAN September 27, 2011

    @TEACHER
    He should but l dont want him to have my girl on his lame show if he cant appreciate the glory of king sasha fiercus herself;he is allergic to Talent which is why striptanna is invited….1+1=2 …you got that algebah lesson Teacher 😉

  59. KAT DELUNA FAN September 27, 2011

    @LACEFRONCE
    mmm step your game up
    “mediocre” is so not you and low level dragging 😕 come harder 😈

  60. BC September 27, 2011

    4 sold 1.728.800 in 11 weeks Laod rihanna 11 weeks 1.423.000 million

  61. Truth Seeker September 27, 2011

    Oh Simon…anything for attention eh? So funny how he was just praising Gaga in Redbook magazine. Oh Well.

  62. Crave12 September 27, 2011

    @onyx adele, whitney houston, mariah carey, celion dion all have amazing VOICES so they dnt need to dance .. Rihanna however has never and will never be up to that vocal par .. Also those women dnt do dance music .. Rihanna does dance-pop and doesn’t dance …

  63. The Naked Truth September 27, 2011

    Whose gonna help me hand out these Seats for Simon? __/ __/ __/

  64. ……baa September 27, 2011

    Ha Ha….I totally agree with him about boring a*s Ryan Seacrest. He is as interesting as watching paint dry and now he has his hands on the VH1 SOUL channel……yikes 🙁 Expect a disaster!!

  65. Fred12 September 27, 2011

    well simon got what he wanted ppl are talking about him .. Dnt think it will help the show tho and good luck getting those women (beyonce and gaga) to perform on ur show now .. Because without them what other good (relevant) female entertainers are there ..

  66. JAMIR21: I LOVE THE ILLUMINATI (BRITNEY, BEYONCE, RIHANNA, GAGA, AND NICKI) !!!! September 27, 2011

    You people are STUPID !

  67. Royalkev September 27, 2011

    Simon always been a complete asshole and opportunist. I think he is willing to resort to using any sort of scam or gimmick to make the shows that he produce a success. It was fine to use Bey and Gaga for the finale, but now they’re a bore – O…Kay!

    I remember how he started favoring country artist as a judge on Idol once he saw that it was the one genre that was selling huge numbers(due to most of the audience not being bootleggers). No matter how untalented they were he was very easy on them. I actually prefer Idol without him. I’m tired of him using shock tactics (such as this stunt he’s pulling with Bey and Gaga) to gain him any attention. He’s a big phony on X-factor , this Mr. nice guy act is his attempt at being more likeable (now that the Idol judges managed to still be a hit without being nasty). Simon should not be making a call on who is boring in the industry after introducing Leona to the world. She is the biggest square in the industry. I really hope this guy gets put in his place one day.

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  68. Rhitards September 27, 2011

    simon has officially fallen off the deep end with that statment

  69. onyx September 27, 2011

    @Crave12
    they have amazing voices, i get boring if i only listen to her amazing voices, what about the classic opera singer they have the high notes ever and after all you get bord.. 2

  70. LMFAO=YOU WANT A DISH I GIVE YOU A BUFETTE September 27, 2011

    Thats it for you Simone…Gaga&Beyonce the queens wont come to your show so the best are gon

  71. ……baa September 27, 2011

    I guess after seeing Rihanna’s topless romp through the fields of Ireland, Simon might think he has a shot with her so he will proabaly continue to play nice when it comes to her.

    @TGJ/SAM where are those topless Rihanna pics? I’m surprised you haven’t posted those yet!! *side-eye*

  72. Vince September 27, 2011

    Uh oh simon I wouldn’t be burning bridges with The Queens when u have live finales to book lol

  73. Becky September 27, 2011

    First of all simon beyonce is a veteran (16+ years) and gaga is on the come up and is very respected .. I understand why he’s trying to say but he should critize his own acts first before shading ppl who are actually doing it pretty big right now

  74. onyx September 27, 2011

    Some Beyonce fans loves to say Rihanna has no talent, well how the hell do you think she’s overshadows Beyonce’s career, with no talent so the talent that your Queen has don’t works.

  75. B_STANNING AND LOVING ADELE September 27, 2011

    BEY IS SO BEAUTIFUL I JUST SIMPLY LOVE THE CHICK

  76. ……baa September 27, 2011

    @Royalkev
    September 27, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    “Simon always been a complete asshole and opportunist. I think he is willing to resort to using any sort of scam or gimmick to make the shows that he produce a success….”
    **************************

    You know he would! Did you see the 1st Episode of X-Factor USA when a ‘freak of nature’ took to the stage, pranced around like a fool, and howled like a goat while repeatedly dropping his pants exposing his “nothingness”? Instead of placing an X over his private area, they should have removed his portion from the pre-taped show!! But no, it made for good media entertainment!! *serious side-eye*

    US X-FACTOR + SIMON COWELL = GIMMICK!!

  77. Shawn September 27, 2011

    @onyx its the delusional ppl like u who think rihannas great singles overshadows beyonces amazing body of work LOL even with riris two number one singles bey still sold more the first week by over 100K .. Beyonce is repected by LEGENDS (tina turner,prince,michael jackson,stevie wonder) she has countless awards and every album has been number one, so in the land of the rhitards she overshadows .. In the real world she’s the hot singles queen of right now

  78. Gilberto September 27, 2011

    Simon is just an attention w****. He’s a fake h**. He needs to keep up that mean imagine to the retarded people who watch his show. I wonder what he thinks about Cheryl Cole since he works with her. This b**** neither can sing nor dance, which it’s funny knowing she’s a judge on show about something she doesn’t have: ‘TALENT’.
    And, please, X-Factor and American Idol are for karaoke singers. They can make you successful for a year or two, but it won’t last longer. None of the winners will be a legend, actually most of them aren’t even relevant anymore.

  79. ……baa September 27, 2011

    @onyx
    September 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    Some Beyonce fans loves to say Rihanna has no talent, well how the hell do you think she’s overshadows Beyonce’s career, with no talent so the talent that your Queen has don’t works.
    ***********************

    LMAO, this is obviously a BADDDDDD JOKE! Rihanna has overshadowed Beyonce in what the LARGE FOREHEAD competition? Here you are —> _/

  80. S*** (U MAD?) September 27, 2011

    Where does Simon F** Kyle get off thinking his opinions come Str8 from the Bible??

    Leona isnt HALF the singer that Bey is:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iPU-AyA0cQ

    That Fake ass Mariah, Her Voice hasnt even seen PUBERTY yet 😕

    Her voice is actually pretty WEAK imo, just really good only when compared to other contestants. 😕

    (But Gaga on the otherhand is BOOOOOOO-RIIIIIING!!!)

  81. Vicki September 27, 2011

    @onyx everything rihanna is doing now beyonce has done .. Yet what beyonce has done (number one albums, breaking grammy records, headlining big music festivials) rihanna has yet to do .. Ill admit rihanna is hot right now but come on now beyonce has been in this game 16 years and is still doing pretty damn well .. Beyonces is a different league professionally and talent wise

  82. Gilberto September 27, 2011

    @ONYX
    “Some Beyonce fans loves to say Rihanna has no talent”
    And Rihanna loves to prove in every single live performance that we are right.
    Rihanna works for Jay-Z, b****. This makes her Beyoncé’s maid. Every single penny she has got goes to the Queen. You stay Pressed, Beyoncé stays richer and richer.

  83. Royalkev September 27, 2011

    @ ….Baa

    So true, that scene was so exaggerated. It was a very desperate attempt for something wild to be the talk of the town the following day. Simon did nothing, but stare at the guy. He practically condoned it. It went on for much longer than it should. I found the show to be so overly dramatic that it was sickening.

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  84. Slaydele Slay$ha & R.I.P Amy Slayhouse September 27, 2011

    This is basically what Adele said. “Katy Perry and Lady GaGa sell records because of their image. I sell music because of the music”

  85. Ceeje731 September 27, 2011

    I cant take his opinion seriously because Leona Lewis is a very boring singer. I love Beyonce but even though im not a fan of Lady Gaga she is many things… but boring is not one of them.

  86. onyx September 27, 2011

    @Shawn
    Beyonce respected by who, MICHAEL JACKSON, PRINCE….this is too much 4 me, what next ELVIS PRESLEY and JESUS CHRIST.

    @……baa
    you all know people right now are more interested in Rihanna

    @Vicki
    whatever u say.

    Hey! people i’m not a Rihanna fan or stan, i just think some of you B fans/stan has to give her some credit, the girl is not that bad.

  87. Slaydele Slay$ha & R.I.P Amy Slayhouse September 27, 2011

    But honestly, who cares what this p**** has to say? We live in a visual world these days, and you cant hate on GaGa, Katy, and Beyonce for knowing how to adapt to this new environment.

  88. onyx September 27, 2011

    @Gilberto
    i’m not gonna fight cause i’m not a fan of Rihanna or Beyonce, i don’t care about the 2 but come on, Rihanna herself has say she is a big fan of Beyonce, so why some of you acts like she hates Beyonce.

  89. Shi_eh_O September 27, 2011

    well bout time somebody said the truth. He forgot to add Rihanna to the list.

  90. Katy+GaGa=Queens September 27, 2011

    Simmon is a fool. How can he call anyone boring when Leona Lewis redefined the word? Sorry, but not even this desparate attempt will get me to watch that flop show

  91. S*** (U MAD?) September 27, 2011

    @SLAYDELE

    Adele sells partly because of her Image & style also & ofcourse because shes new & refreshing, the public gets to Hop onto her Bandwagon just to Try & prove they arent so Shallow afterall. Fail, Adele just got Lucky like Susan Boyle did. Amy whino >>>

    Leona can BELT but her Belts have NO POWER!!:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iPU-AyA0cQ

    ^^^Like So. She isnt on Beys Lvl, Sorry, :/

  92. Shawn September 27, 2011

    @onyx michael jackson personally requested beyonce to perform on his anniversary special and she performed with prince at the grammys who did an interview right after praising her talent (go on youtube its a good tool) and bey stans would be happy to give rihanna credit if delusional ppl weren’t sayin she’s overshadowing and snatching wigs or anything like that wen its jus a girl with an okay voice makin radio pop .. It was you who was like isn’t it funny blah blah so obv ppl r gna respond to a ridiculous statement like that

  93. Eric September 27, 2011

    LMFAOOO! IGNORE THIS GUY AND HIS PUBLICITY STUNT! HOW IS LADY GAGA BORING WHEN HE SAID SHE GOT THE X FACTOR. MAYBE TALENTLESS JUSTIN BIEBER AND RIHANNA ARE NOT BORING FOR HIM! LMFAAAAO! THIS WAY IS A JOKE RIGHT NOW. IS GONNA GET SO MUCH BACKLASH IS THESE STATEMENTS ARE INDEED TRUTH.

  94. Slaydele Slay$ha, & R.I.P Amy Slayhouse September 27, 2011

    @S***
    I agree. Leona is a good belter, but she’s boring as hell and her music is rubbish. Thats why she doesnt sell.
    Beyonce>>Leona

  95. Gilberto September 27, 2011

    onyx
    “give her some credit, the girl is not that bad.”

    She isn’t bad compared to whom? Ciara? Cassie? Katy Perry? Paris Hilton? Rihanna can’t sing to save her life. Did you watch her concert at Rock In Rio? She sings 20% of her songs, can’t hold a note and leaves the higest notes to her backup singers. I don’t even wanto to talk about her stage presence (in this case, the lack of it), it’s like she used drugs before hit the stage.
    I grew watching Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson performing, foolishness doesn’t impress me. I have got a huge standard.

  96. LTM September 27, 2011

    @Gilberto
    you calling anyone pressed is a joke when you troll Rihanna post all the time

  97. onyx September 27, 2011

    @Shawn
    Well Michael Jackson requested Britney Spears too and for some of you Britney has no talent, Prince i know about that, but you really think he admires her, no i’m sorry i’m a big Prince fan and no, no, no, So you have to see Beyonce talks about J.Lo and how much she admires her and was excited about working with her in the pepsi commercial in 2005, and some of you B Fans/Stan say J.Lo has no talent.

  98. Shawn September 27, 2011

    @onyx first of all britney USED to be able to dance .. Which was all she did at that special LOL and I dnt have to think prince admires her I’m jus going off of what comes out of his mouth .. J.lo can dance but can’t sing and bey admires her journey from fly girl to entertainer and movie star (she should stick with the movies btw) .. I dnt understand the point ur trying to make I thot we were talking about rihanna LOL britney was lucky she was a hot dancer cuz if she came out the way she is now welll I’d actually put her in the same catergory as rihanna haha jlo and britney have/had something that rihanna has never shown .. Talent!

  99. Deveal2014 September 27, 2011

    He aint never lied , they dont her Beyawnce for nothing. I swear shes the most boring b**** ever. To enjoy one of her songs you need the echo machine , wind machine and everything else for that boring lady . Also her voice has nothing in it its not moving at all sigh

  100. Deveal2014 September 27, 2011

    You all are missing his point he means theyre music is boring and they have nothing in theyre voices . just some pop stars h***. These b****** both of em cant get on stage and actually out sing someone. which they cant Ive never seen Beyonce let anyone have it on stage except for Kelly and Michelle thats about it

  101. Gilberto September 27, 2011

    LTM
    She did a good performance out of 1000. I’m really impressed. Next!

  102. Vince September 27, 2011

    Is simon on crack cocaine!! Has he heard love on top (live and recorded) plzz go have several seats simon

  103. ……baa September 27, 2011

    @Royalkev

    OMG and when Paula slinked off like a limp noddle I was too through!! It was all staged!! #overit .com

  104. Benji September 27, 2011

    beyonces vocals slay!!! I was in the roseland and even with a piano and a spotlight her voice SLAYS and then some .. I think I’m gna send simon some tour dvds

  105. onyx September 27, 2011

    @Shawn
    OK, i don’t want to change your mind, remember i’m not a Rihanna fan/stan, i just think the girl is not that bad 4 me, i enjoy her music and she is very nice. This is The end 4 me i have nothing agaisnt Beyonce so this is not my War.

  106. S*** (U MAD?) September 27, 2011

    @DEVEAL2014

    REALLY??

    Bey Shat on J.HUD Live at the Oscars.. :\
    She Shat on Mariah & MJB at that 08 Charity thing. 😕
    & Alicia Keys at her OWN damn Concert 😐

    So H** HUSH!!

  107. LTM September 27, 2011

    @Gilberto
    look up ANY of her performances of Love The Way You Lie. she slays those performances. but hey, if you can admit that was a good performance then your not as delusional as I thought you were.

  108. KAT DELUNA FAN September 27, 2011

    @S***
    GO S*** DRAG YA THING 😉 😉

  109. Shawn September 27, 2011

    @onyx I have nothing against rihanna!! I love some of her singles but I jus can’t stand wen ppl are like she’s jus as good or beyonce or has accomplished just as much cuz I’m srry but the facts just don’t show that ..I would be sayin the same thing if ppl were sayin beyonce is jus as good as whitney houston because whitney is (was) on another level vocally so u can’t compare the two ..

  110. Dollar$ign$kills September 27, 2011

    Lady Gaga and Beyonce are boring singers? Thats a first. I rarely hear anyone call Katy a boring singer either…

  111. B_STANNIN AND LOVING ADELE September 27, 2011

    @S*** u usually have the oddest bey pics but I like the Bey gravatar.

  112. B_STANNIN AND LOVING ADELE September 27, 2011

    whoever says that bey is boring I know you a hater and what does that make artist who are boring.

  113. cynthia September 27, 2011

    You know he would! Did you see the 1st Episode of X-Factor USA when a ‘freak of nature’ took to the stage, pranced around like a fool, and howled like a goat while repeatedly dropping his pants exposing his “nothingness”? Instead of placing an X over his private area, they should have removed his portion from the pre-taped show!! But no, it made for good media entertainment!! *serious side-eye*

    **********************************************

    Why do you think he wants to have Rihanna judging? She alomost nude on stage anyway. So they are going for people like her NASTY.

  114. James227 September 27, 2011

    Well there goes the rating. People will boycott that show because there are millions of GaGa/Beyonce/Katy fans out there. R.I.P X FACTOR US

  115. Legendtina4life(Queentina Is #1) September 27, 2011

    Im suprised that people still care about what he has to say.

  116. Legendtina4life(Queentina Is #1) September 27, 2011

    Lets see here. He dissed Katy Perry(who is snatching wigs), Beyonce(who has been snatching wigs since day 1), and Lady GaGa(who has hyper-sensative fans). Im dying to see how much of a drop their ratings do

  117. Those That Cannot Do, Stan September 27, 2011

    …yeah I can actually agree with the ORIGINAL quote, some singers do need the extra visual. Gaga’s got a great voice but she didn’t get her career by being ordinary and the majority of her publicity is about the way she looks, not the way she sounds.

    We’re all very visual these days and if you only listen to an album you don’t really hear anything earth shattering anymore. I didn’t even really realize folks were stanning that hard for Beyonce, Katy Perry, and the like. Ironically I think some of the current strongest voices come from overseas.

    Jessie J, Amy Winehouse, Adele. Jessie’s killing it with a broken leg and Adele has been scalping b****’s. We DON’T currently have girls doing it like that here in the states. We dont have the strong powerful voices that used to dominate the charts. If they cut a part of their act such as all the choreography or costumes a lot of singers would be nothing.

  118. Legendtina4life(Queentina Is #1) September 27, 2011

    Jessie J is a horrible singer. She doesnt sing, she screeches like Fergie.

  119. Slaydele, Slay$ha, & R.I.P Amy Slayhouse September 27, 2011

    Legendtina4life(Queentina Is #1)
    September 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    Jessie J is a horrible singer. She doesnt sing, she screeches like Fergie
    ———————————————————————————————————————
    Co-Sign. I cant stand the way she sings live. No soul at all. Did you hear her sing Firework at the VMAs? Katy butchered that song and Jessie finished it off. But I wouldnt say shes on Fergies level. Not even Rihanna is that bad. Jessie is on the same level as Pink IMO.

  120. Xadax September 27, 2011

    Leona got a big hit w/ Bleeding Love.

  121. Legendtina4life(Queentina Is #1) September 27, 2011

    @Slaydele
    Pinks 2010 AMA performance earned her a spot right nest to Fergie in my books

  122. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE RETURNS. September 27, 2011

    Simon for President!!!!! 🙂

    T***** Caca and BLEACHonce are BOTH FLOPS with SHITE music that THE GREAT LACEFRONCE does not wish to hear.That’s why the thieving H** BLEACHonce is STRUGGLING to break 800K and Caca had to give his album away for free.

    Rihanna>>>>BLEACHonce

    Rihanna>>>>Caca.

    Rihanna>>>>Titty Gimmick Perry

    Rihanna>>>>FIST Clown

    Rihanna>>>>Dicki GARBAJ

    Rihanna>>>>Britney Spears

    Rihanna>>>>Mariah Carey

    Rihanna>>>>MJ

    You will deal! 😉
    THE GREAT LACEFRONCE has spoken.

  123. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE RETURNS. September 27, 2011

    Oh and Rihanna>>>>STRUGGLETina and OBESEdele.

  124. NICK September 27, 2011

    yeah it just was not good examples, but i kinda understand, BUT chile he is a hot mess!!!

  125. THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA September 27, 2011

    Artists are visual nowadays,I give him that BUT He should be the LAST one to call ANYONE boring…Nobody seems to be REALLY interested in X-Factor USA like that and even before then,we all KNOW how PREDICCTABLE Simon Cowell has become on AI (It was good in the beginning but now it’s redundant.)

    (Assuming he DID call them “BORING.)

  126. JAMIR21: I LOVE THE ILLUMINATI (BRITNEY, BEYONCE, RIHANNA, GAGA, AND NICKI) !!!! September 27, 2011

    @ Lacefronce GO AWAY !!!!

  127. just stating mt opinion September 27, 2011

    I’m not a big fan of any of them but i think Beyonce’s name shouldn’t be in simon’s example,he should’ve said rihanna,lady gaga and katy perry now that makes sense(they are all about images) i like them but that’s the truth. In the other hand, Beyonce grows has an artist,her vocal gets much better as she grows,she is always got the stage presence and thing about Beyonce she can just have a concert singing ballads and lots of people would turn up because they know she has a voice and she can really deliver.

  128. THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA September 27, 2011

    *PREDICTABLE

    *Artists are getting to be MORE visual

  129. Bubu September 27, 2011

    WAS HE LYING????
    tu tu tu tu tu…. DONT THINK SO

  130. Eddie September 27, 2011

    SIMON DID NOT REALLY SAY THIS!

    THE ORIGINAL INTERVIEW WAS WITH MTV UK
    HE SAID LADY GAGA WAS BORING, BUT HE DID NOT ADD KATY PERRY OR BEYONCE. THE MIRROR (THE MOST UNRELIABLE SOURCE EVER) DID.

  131. KINGB BISH September 27, 2011

    DAMN MY BISHHH BAD BEY HAV EVERYBODY HATEN HE WASNT SAYIN DAT CHIT WHN X HAD 12MILLI VIEWS CUZ OF BEYONCE HAHAHAHAHAHA HIS SILLY A** ANIT EVEN FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!;-)MY FAV>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HIS FAV< LMMFAOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!BEYONCE#WINNING

  132. Eddie September 27, 2011

    THIS IS WHAT HE REALLY SAID. I DON’T KNOW WHY TGJ IS SUPPORTING THIS BS.

    http://www.mtv.co.uk/news/lady-gaga/…-american-idol
    Simon Cowell has admitted that he would have rejected Lady GaGa if she had ever auditioned for American Idol or any of his past talent shows.

    The music mogul, who is said to have ended his feud with pal Cheryl Cole after sacking her from The X Factor USA, revealed that if GaGa had turned up wearing one of her wacky costumes he would have instantly said no.

    Speaking of Lady G to Life & Style magazine, SiCo claimed: “She would have been thrown out within 10 seconds. Even if she had walked in with a lobster on her head, it would have been one of the kooky auditions.”

    Despite stating that The Edge Of Glory singer wouldn’t have stood a chance, Cowell then went on to praise GaGa, saying that he would now love to discover someone with her talent.

    The 51-year old added: “Now you have to be more open-minded and embrace that level of expression. You hope to God you can find someone like her.”

    This is the original.

    When will people stop believing sites like the Mirror and Mediafuckout.

  133. King B September 27, 2011

    If he promoted singers who were better than Gaga and Bey, his criticism would hold some weight. But since he has absolutely no room to talk, he really ought to shut the f*** up and have several seats. This dude wouldn’t know true artistry if it smacked him upside the head.

  134. I’ma have to send her to her maker September 27, 2011

    Well I STRONGLY DISAGREE but everyone has their opinions. I don’t think his opinion really matters tho. Most UK artists are flops vocally and musically.

  135. Classy_Guy September 27, 2011

    100% agree!!! But I’d prefer Gaga over Beyonce!

  136. I’ma have to send her to her maker September 27, 2011

    jAKE: ATTENTION!!!

    I DON’T THINK HE WAS CALLING THEM BORING – HE WAS BASICALLY PROVING A POINT; LADY GAGA & BEYONCE ARE PHENOMENAL ENTERTAINERS AND BECAUSE THE WORLD KNOWS THEM AS “GREAT PERFORMERS” – THAT IS WHAT THE WORLD WANTS TO SEE. THEY’D PREFER TO SEE THEM IN ACTION THAN THROUGH AN AUDIO DISC.

    IF I WERE TO HEAR BEYONCE’S “BEST THING I NEVER HAD” OR “HELLO”, I PERSONALLY WOULD RATHER MUCH HEAR HER SING IT LIVE – WHICH IS WHY I RARELY LISTEN TO HER CD’S (EVEN THOUGH I HAVE ALL OF THEM), BUT HAVE BEEN TO EVERY CONCERT OF HERS SINCE THE “DC WORLD TOUR 2002″ – BECAUSE SHE IS JUST TOO GOOD LIVE.

    IT’S THE SAME WITH WHITNEY I HAVE ALL HER ALBUMS BUT ONLY LISTEN TO THEM OCCASSIONALY BECAUSE I’D RATHER BE ON YOUTUBE DROOLING OVER HER LIVE VOCALS. SAME APPLIES FOR GAGA.

    _____________________________________________________

    Are you serious? Whitney’s vocals are amazing on a cd and live. Well her voice sucks nowadays but on cd whitney has always killed it. Beyonce too. On the otherhand, gaga is pretty boring on her cd’s but live she sings better. *shrugs* and walks away.

  137. TeamBreezy September 27, 2011

    Beyonce Bores the HELL OUTTA ME … so he may be on to something lol

    Seriously, IMAGE is everything in POP Culture and music

  138. THEMAN September 27, 2011

    Beyonce did not sh*t on Mariah or Mary anywhere her a** took the back seat.
    @S*** quit talking stupid.
    @ the Oscars JHud owned that performance.
    As far as Alicia she holds her own.
    You’re always bringing up other female artists because you are threatened. She does not sh*t on any of them. Try again.

    But to me Smon is just saying this for publicity. It’s funny how he talks about this all of sudden. One minute he praise you and then he talks about you. I don’t think Beyonce’s singing is boring or Lady Gaga for that matter. He knows that this is gonna draw interest. Now about Katy her visuals do play a huge role in terms of her being an artist. Bothe she and Gaga are passionate about their music. Leona is the very boring one. Why no mention of Rihanna? because that is LA Reid’s artist? She is mainly about visuals, and the vocals are a whole nother subject.

  139. THEMAN September 27, 2011

    Visuals disguse alot for those artists that don’t really have talent.

  140. JER September 27, 2011

    I hate me some BeYAWNce ut her vocals aren’t boring, they’re just annoying. And Nothing about Lady Gaga is boring lmfao that b**** crazy as hell

  141. ITS JOE H**!!!! September 27, 2011

    Yall All hella Retarded…. He’s sayin that if you couldn’t actually see what Beyonce or GAGA looked like or how they performed, They COULD seem like the MOST BORING SINGERS… Yes I agree neither one of these Women gained an ounce of their VAST fandom off RADIOPLAY ALONE… Are Beyonce wouldve been pulling Mariah Number singin NO,NO,NO and With ME… or GaGA before Pokerface…… Beyonce was the Lead Singer of Destiny Child Until she HUNG from the FLY SYSTEM and MURDER HER VMA PERFORMANCE and became an AWARD SHOW MAIN EVENT PERFORMER…. all Simon is say is he is looking for some like Beyonce and Gaga who wont be judged on how they sound on the RADIO…. HE’S LOOKING FOR THE PACKAGE LIKE THOSE LADIES!!!

  142. Aisha September 27, 2011

    He said that? Freanking stupid!

  143. S*** (U MAD?) September 27, 2011

    Oh, I see what hes saying now but actually if Bey was FAT & LESS Attractive she would be MORE respected Both Vocally & as an Artist. Ppl dont expect smallar artist like Whitney & Bey to have such BIG Round Voices like they do. They expect them to look more like Aretha 😕

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iPU-AyA0cQ

  144. whoever September 27, 2011

    He’s right about beyonce atleast gag gag tries

  145. MRB September 27, 2011

    On the real he has a point! Not taking anything away from GaGa or Beyonce because they are the hottest chicks in the business but no one would pay them attention if there performances lacked and had no image! Beyonce’s story was told threw Dreamgirls! She has a generic voice that can cross over into all types of music but If she wasnt pretty and couldnt dance you wouldnt pay her any attention! Gaga is just an image! But i can say her writting skills are amazing but if she was just plain jane like she was before she came out no one would care about her! BUT since these 2 are pop they can create there own styles to define them as major artist!

  146. kingbreezy September 27, 2011

    lmfaooooooooooo agree

  147. Independent Thinker September 28, 2011

    I’ll never understand your motives Sam. The title of your post implies that Simon insulted these ladies, but any one who is literate and able to process a complete thought (which knocks out half of the people who comment on this blog) should be able to see upon reading Simon’s comment, that he was simply saying, the X-factor is about packaging. The music industry is an image oriented industry (especially when you’re a Pop act). He mentioned three of the biggest pop acts in the game right now to emphasize his point, which was (is), in today’s musical climate (the genre that is Pop), you have to be more than a decent singer because that all by itself is boring. You must have the entire package; marketability, gimmicks, commercial viability, a brand, etc. Which Beyonce and GaGa both have. However, “If you only EVER heard them sing”, meaning you never saw a live showing from Beyonce or a wacky outfit from GaGa or a cute and/or colorful video from Katy Perry, ALL of the mentioned artists would get real old real quick. They’d eventually lose their steam and become “boring”. Simon was simply saying that artists need the visual (T.V) in order to truly capture an audience broad enough to make them the type of stars that GaGa, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Katy Perry have become.

    Mind you, this is ONLY true of POP stars. REAL artists, REAL vocalists, REAL talents, can stand on their own and make music that is well received and commercially successful without all of the media blitz; just ask acts such as Adele, Jill Scott, Marcia Ambrosious, Jaheim, Anthony David and yes, Susan Boyle (how soon we forget how many records that woman sold); and there are MANY more acts that this can be said about. Simon was speaking about what it takes to be a great and successful Pop act and he didn’t say any thing wrong or “controversial”. He did not insult GaGa or Beyonce, so you people need to stop trippin’; especially you Sam.

  148. Teacher September 28, 2011

    KAT DELUNA FAN
    September 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm
    @TEACHER
    He should but l dont want him to have my girl on his lame show if he cant appreciate the glory of king sasha fiercus herself;he is allergic to Talent which is why striptanna is invited….1+1=2 …you got that algebah lesson Teacher
    _______________________________________________________

    Lol I got that but its algebra not algebah…..u got that spelling lesson?….u get an “A+” in FLOP cuz u know it well #Kat DeLuna

  149. Lala September 28, 2011

    Its the truth. They are boring singers who can barely excite a crowd even with all those gimmicks and effort. In particular, Beyonce — she has no personality or any unique qualties.

  150. aisha aguilera keys September 28, 2011

    I’m no B fan, but I wouldn’t call her boring. She has good songs and her and Gaga are very energetic onstage and on record. But to each his/her opinion, but it seems to me like Simon is begging for attention.

  151. aisha aguilera keys September 28, 2011

    I think both B and Gaga have good vocals, and I’m gonna stop there. I think Simon just wants attention so people can watch his show.

  152. Laurie September 28, 2011

    I’m sorry but who’s that guy for making such a comment ? X factor judge that’s it, is that your only legemity ?? Lool this guy is so delusional about is own position in the music industry. Go sit down somewhere we can’t see you.;

  153. King David September 28, 2011

    Ummm did he lie tho? I have and always will think the same thing! He just said what everubody be thinking inside they head!!! #next

  154. Yellow Gorillah September 28, 2011

    POP Culture YO

  155. Yellow Gorillah September 28, 2011

    I Have always said

    POP Culture being able to sing counts for like what 30% the rest is on IMAGE and Marketability, Gimmicks and more. Beyonce would be no where without her looks lady gaga is the greatest example of pop star nobody wanted her when she was Stephanie and normal only until she was “Given her image” she became a star. That is why I always LAUGH when I see b****** talking about talent Talent Talent. Lady Gaga had so much talent b4 she was signed but yet nobody wanted her until she started dressing crazy then people started paying attention pop music is not the same as rnb, jazz and the other’s.

    Yall know simon spills the truest of Tea’s. and is a Rihanna Stan *Sips Orange Juice*

    I DONT Think Lady gaga is boring she is far from it
    Beyonce CH………… She’s lucky she is a great performer because her music and personality is Boring.

  156. Army Of Queen Bee & Aaliyah ! September 28, 2011

    So I Guess Simon Thinking He’s Running S*** ! O o p s ! Its Obvious He Is Looking For RATINGS , Being RELEVENT & A Rih Rih Stan !

  157. commanderofthedancefloor September 28, 2011

    ummm ok i do think that alot of beyonces music is boring to me but her voice? i am no bey stan but beyonce has a great voice. if he was just talking about lady gaga then i would understand because her whole career is based off of image, @Yelllowmonkey, you are right no one had noticed gaga talent until she dressed weird, there are several other artist like that also, they have great voices but don’t get the attention until they pull a lady gaga, so to speak.

  158. smh September 28, 2011

    Beydoel is tired and her voice is very annoying~if she wouldn’t scream so much it might be ok.but it has no depth or feeling in it…its just like fast food…garbage..besides she is a swagger jacker,just like her husband and she has an agenda that she is pushing that’s not right~ and as far as caca..well the name speaks for itself~

  159. cume September 28, 2011

    most of y’all didn’t understand simon but ‘JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS RI = WHO MAD?)’ did. listening to those ppl he mentioned on radio might be boring but seeing them live makes it worthwile,like As much as i didn’t like most of bee’s songs all i needed was a live performance to like it.

  160. Sherry September 28, 2011

    Whenever some act or show he works on is on the hot seat or not performing like he bragged it would, Simon makes a contradictory statement. He’s done it with Jhud, Bey, Gaga, Madonna, Riri, Xtina, the list goes on and on. I’m not sure because of the lackluster response to X Factor here or Leona Lewis’s cd being pushed back, but it’s like c’mon. I respect the guy as having business savvy but arrogance will only get you so far. He obviously had no problems booking these women on Idol or UK X Factor. He’s had positive things to say about Gaga, Bey, Katy and others before. Why be a hypocrite and childish now. No offense, I like Leona Lewis but she was only given ballads and Simon tried to market her as the new Mariah at that time. Then last year they had the poor girl parading around in bad outfits to garner publicity. That’s why the cd was pushed back. And he churns out acts people tire of quickly. Releasing a Susan Boyle (who I like) and Il Divo cd around the holiday season can only go so far. And by finale time here in the US, you’ll probably see Bey, Gaga and Katy up there performing to garner ratings. Then he’ll talk about how he loves them. SMH.

  161. arie September 28, 2011

    People! The point is you need a visual to appreciate their music, that is not what music is about. Heal the world, earth song and many other touched you before you could even seen the video. So he has a point, to people who appreciate music in its purest form those two are boring. Those two are taking you on a journey to discover their bodies nothing else.

  162. nice_gurl September 28, 2011

    Gaga and Bey are not the most boring singers or entertainers at all. In my opinion they’re the best. Katy, Rihanna, Kesha and some other really bad singers are boring. Simon ,check people’s twitter comments about performances after Bey and Gaga have performed and maybe watch youtube videos, because he has no idea about what he’s talking about.

  163. real September 28, 2011

    hhahaha beyonce is wack so is gaga boring h***

  164. Chance5557 September 28, 2011

    You don’t need visuals to appreciate their music. Thats a matter of opinion..Visuals only enhance the experience. The moment i heard “Crazy In Love” with the 808’s, horns, lyrics, her singing, i was completely SOLD! I didn’t need to see how she danced, what she wore, the set, etc…It was all about the music. You appreciate that, if you appreciate great music and great artist and it only gets better when the artist can KILL a performance. Thats the ultimate.

  165. red September 28, 2011

    simon is sooooooo right

  166. park place September 28, 2011

    keri hilson is amazin

  167. paul September 28, 2011

    damn misskeribaby has a hot cd

  168. pop September 28, 2011

    i af=gree keri hilson is better than beyonce

  169. MEEKA September 28, 2011

    i agree lol

  170. brian September 28, 2011

    Omg am I the only person here who can read english? He didn’t call them boring, he basically used them as examples of what u need to be like.. He is saying that vocals aren’t the only thing that matter, you have to have that x-factor that beyonce and lady gaga have… No one here can argue that those 2 aren’t 2 of the greatest performers in music today… He is saying they have that x-factor

  171. Bey’Knight September 28, 2011

    I dunno whether he was bein bold or not but its now a discussion. Both Gaga and Bey have brilliant voices that suits pop music very well. If they’re voice is not enough, thats not their fault its the public’s. We want the visuals and nothin wrong with that either, why have the music only when u can have more. It also helps their sales.

    I actually prefer Gaga’s live ballads than uptempos cus her dancin annoys me. As for Bey she has proven herself, she doesnt need sp. effects to put on a show. 4 intimate nights was just her and her band no pyro, no wowin stage nothin and if u dont bliv the feedback from fans read the reviews. I am yours was mainly an acoustic set, she killed it again

    At this point she doesnt need to prove herself to any randomer or attentionseeker, these are ppl who simply dont like Beyonce so its easy for them to call her work boring she gets more than enough props from fans, peers, legends and accolades

  172. nana September 28, 2011

    lol thats real beyonce a cpycat 4real

  173. nana September 28, 2011

    meant to say copycat myyyyyy badd

  174. oppie September 28, 2011

    BEYONCE NEEDED A VIDEO TO SELL RECORDS

  175. oppie September 28, 2011

    4 WAS FLOPPING UNTILL HER VIDEO CAME OUT

  176. beyonce flop singles September 28, 2011

    BEYONCE IS A FRAUD

  177. bey’knight September 28, 2011

    no i do not need visual to appreciate a song, visual helps me to appreciate it more. End of time is my fav Beyonce song ever the music on I AM side is better by many’s opinion than Sasha Fierce’s and they didnt need visuals either, it has no music video. these days people like Rihanna and Lady Gaga can get top ten hits without a single live performance or music video to boost the single. its only in UK where the video is out for weeks before the song is actually released

  178. B4REAL2 September 28, 2011

    LMAO…

  179. Speechless September 28, 2011

    You call the snooze fest acts yet they seel more than the people u stan for on this site. oop.

  180. Christina Aguilera’s vocal chords September 28, 2011

    so happy! speak on it girl! them h*** is boring, tired and delayed. beyonce is on her way to 500 pounds of baby fat, so happy her days are over.

  181. hey September 28, 2011

    marketing

  182. Precy September 28, 2011

    Wow i dnt want 2 believe wat i just read cause dat same person said bey was d greatest performer in d last 20yrs.to those of u hating saying bey is only great wit dancing hw abt u watch d backstage reharsal singing 1+1 wit just a piano yall can hate but pls give bey her pros wen it cums 2 performin

  183. Jeze September 28, 2011

    @Park Place
    keri hilson is amazin
    @Paul
    damn misskeribaby has a hot cd
    @Pop
    i af=gree keri hilson is better than beyonce

    lmfaoooo Chile BOO

  184. crack0back0 September 28, 2011

    @PRECI…B***** U WISH…LMFAO

  185. MUSIC FAV beyonce4ever September 29, 2011

    GAGA AND BEYONCE RUN THE WORLD!

    SIMON JUST WANTS SOME HEADLINES

  186. i luv Usher September 29, 2011

    Simon Cowel is now on record as saying that HE DIDNT SAY THIS and he was misquoted by the tabloid Daily Mirror. Hopefully TGJ will post his comments to RADARONLINE about the Mirror lying on him… Anyway, if he said it I would understand…….

    Beyonce & GaGa ARE BORING SINGER BUT GREAT PERFORMANCE ARTISTS … Mot people wouldn’t pay money to hear these 2 just get on stage and sing…

    thats why SIMON just told RADARONLINE that he is looking for the next GaGa or Beyonce b/c they have an XFACTOR …. not the most intersting singing voices ( I prefer real singers like Fantasia & Keyshia Cole) but they are GREAT visual artists…. they need music videos and TV to be successful…. their voices lone are very boring…. that is correct. even if he didnt say it like that…. it’s true.

  187. blanketmybaby September 29, 2011

    Beyonce and Lady GaGa is not boring and not Katy Perry.
    I like all of them and listen to their music , but listen to Beyonce music more and plus she is my favorite singer and can sing live and everything and she like one of the best performance

  188. lola September 29, 2011

    This is why I love Simon. He’s very intelligent and knows the music business well! I think that Beyonce is most definitely not one of the best singers ever, but compared to all of the other singers who just simply cannot sing or have weak voices, she’s amazing. Lady Gaga is a GENERIC SINGER! WTF at her stans who think she has a great voice. Even Randy Jackson gave her a 7 on a scale of 1-10. Both of them wouldn’t be as famous as they are without excessive promotion and image, especially Beyonce. She has to appear pretty with fake blonde wigs, contacts, makeup, and can never get fat.

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