Bizarre? Nope. Simon Cowell has admitted to putting through “cute girls” on the X Factor – even if they can not sing too well – just because of their looks. The music mogul added that it’s just how it works, the girls on the panel – Britney Spears and Demi Lovato – do it too, according to him.
Judges on the panel have Simon’s permission to flirt with contestants if they want to, however, before it gets to that point, they’d have to be single – otherwise no – because Cowell doesn’t want to deal with any stupid lawsuits, such as “Britney stole my boyfriend, I want $10 million in damages.” Ha.
“If you are single, you can flirt,” he is quoted as saying in The Sun. “We’ve definitely put girls through because they are cute, in the same way the girls put guys through – it’s just the way of the world.
Speaking of his recent tabloid mayhem when it was revealed Simon had an affair with former UK X factor judge, Dannii Minogue, Simon replied saying: I’ve been a naughty boy – that’s why I got into the music business. I’ve had my fair share, nothing too bad. I’m immensely flattered because it means people watch the shows. Without the shows being popular no-one would know who I am!”
X Factor returns early September on FOX!