Who thinks Simon is fair?

@Jhordie (5115)
Philippines
April 3, 2009 10:53am CST
Count me in... that is for sure! He might be so harsh to the contestants and his comments are sometimes (or should I say almost always) really hard to swallow but that is only his job and he is just doing what he is expected of. He knows what he is saying for he knows the industry like an ABC! I just hope the contestants would try to be open minded as possible and listen to what he is trying to imply and they will see themselves being praised by a HARD-TO-PLEASED judge named Simon Cowell the next time around! (if they are still around?!) How about you guys? What is your stand regarding his attitude towards the contestants?
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Simon is a straight shooter. He tells it like it is and usually gives the contestants good advice in the process. I think that Simon is fair. I don't think he picks a favorite and gushes over them like some of the other judges.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
like who? Paula??? Even Carrie Underwood got a negative criticism during the Rock week from Simon (though Simon predicted she'll win)... he said "You look like a kitten trying t be a tiger" :) Hope I got the words correct or at least near to it.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Yes, like Paula! Some weeks the contestants aren't that great and Simon gives his true opinion. I think it is good to have the judges who all have thier own opinions.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
If not?! Then AI would be VERY boring... Thanks to a wide variety of judges it gives chance for every audience to find themselves NOT alone in liking or disliking a performance each week.
@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Simon gets my vote. He has been in the music industry for a long time, so he knows what sells. He does get a little harsh sometimes, but I think it would be better to know up front than a couple years down the road when you have wasted a lot of time and getting nowhere. He does admit when he has been wrong about somebody. He has said after watching the show maybe his opinion was not quite correct. And Paula is always pretty syrupy with her comments so it all balances out.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
yup... they compliment each other... a bad boy and a good girl LOL
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I personally like Simon and I think that he is fair with most contestants. Sometimes, I think that he is saying things just to get the audience fired up but I also think that he knows a lot about the music industry and that he is only trying to help them in the long run.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
yes... help but usually misunderstood by MOST of the contestants. :( though its for their own good REALLY!
@aileen18 (170)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
me too! for me simon's opinions are cool..hehe!! he's very harsh always (i think??) but he always has a point. it's up to the contestants if they will take it too seriously. i hope that the contestants should not look at it as a negative comment but instead in a positive way. they can use simon's criticism as a stepping stone to stardom. it's either they will prove to simon that he's wrong or not. and sometimes if he knows he's really wrong in judging the person, he takes time to apologize and i think he's not that bad at all.:)
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
like what he did last season after berating Cook during the finale and said... that was the only season that both contestants are deserving to win. :)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Simon is only telling the truth and what the other judges don't just come out and say. He tells it like it is, he doesn't go around using other words like Randy or maybe Kara would do, but just tells it like it is. Simon isn't there to be nice or whatever he should be, hes there to tell the contestants what they should or need to do the following week. Simon is a good judge.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
And let me agree to that... wait can I disagree... HE is the BEST judge (for me)
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
5 Apr 09
I actually think that simon is the one who makes the most sense out of all thpse judges. I think he is just being honest. If you are in that kind of business straight, honest criticism are a gem a dozen.. I mean it's better to be told those things in your face clearcut than be maligned behind your back when you can't defend yourself.. There are some moments though when there is nothing left to say and he just say probably whatever comes to mind first.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
and for me there is nothing wrong with being truthful...
• Somalia
6 Apr 09
right!! :-)
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
Not wrong? :) hehehe
• United States
5 Apr 09
I think Simon is a good judge. He speaks the truth without watering it down any. I think that's where most people have issues with him. They want the watered down version of the truth because otherwise it can be really hard to take sometimes.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
beating around the bush will do nothing but still pain like in the case of those contestants who cant take the feeling of being rejected or unappreciated. :( But if they''listen to it... itll be for their own good
• United States
5 Apr 09
It is unfortunate that some people are so sensitive. They should know what they're in for before going on the show though. Simon will help those who want it but if you can't take the heat or accept his advice then you won't be the one he helps. Sad but true.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
After watching many seasons of AI... people should have known Simon better than the first time they saw him or heard him. And if they can't take what Simon is trying to say then DON'T TRY even to audition for it.
@CMTS_87 (1342)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
I think Simon is just telling them (contestants) the truth. And he is just doing his job. He is harsh...very harsh I must say. But he is very credible! Happy MyLotting!
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
Really credible... And I will and never will I tire of believing in him. Good thing I can predict somehow whether Simon will like or dislike a performance for a particular week just by watching the AI for 5 years. LOL
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
5 Apr 09
ok, he may have to work on his bedside manner as his comments are sometimes overly harsh and hurtful, but in truth, more often than not I agree with what he has to say. He is just one of those people that has the guts to say the things that most of us are thinking.....doesn't hurt that he gets paid a ton of cash to do so.....LOL
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
He trully deserves to be paid with a ton of cash... for he is able to do his job
• United States
5 Apr 09
I don't think he's fair but he's rarely ever wrong. He made a very rude, very unkind comment to Megan Joy last week that was based on a misunderstanding... He told her that it was good that she didn't care because they didn't either. She didn't say she didn't care, she said it was okay that she was going home. That's not the same thing. She was telling the audience not to feel sorry for her because she had had a great experience and was going to be able to be with her son again. But for the most part, his comments are spot on, even if he could use some lessons in finesse. If you listen to the messages, when Kara doesn't like something, the two of them say basically the same thing but she does it without words like horrible, atrocious, nightmare, hideous, painful....
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
isn't being truthful can be considered FAIRNESS too? Yup Kara and Simon might have the same opinion but i prefer the later because he has no inhibition as long as he is able to speak what is inside his mind.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
5 Apr 09
I think he's just being fair and he's just being straight forward, honest with his comments to the contestants.. THough he might sound a bit harsh and sacarstic at times, i believe it's for the good of those contestants.. For one will only improve when they have woken up from the world of their own ^_^ haha =D Besides, he's well known for his harsh comments ever since the 1st season started ^_^
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
How I wish contestants in AI would be able to read your post here so that they'll realize why Simon acts that way... Great twinBRO
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@axibal (63)
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
simon does his job so well. he says what he wants to say and he's so honest to the contestants. not beating around the bush type of person. he is just fair.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
very fair... not wordy sentences ... even a single word is enough
@Trensue (5253)
• United States
4 Apr 09
No one is completely fair, but when Mr. Cowell thinks he has made a mistake he says so and there is something to admire in that. I am not sure if his lack of tact is genuine or a way to make money. Either way it seems to work well for him. Who can argue with such great success?
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
No one can... and he deserves that too.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I don't think he's so much 'not fair' as he is just plain rude. Just because HE doesn't like someone or their performance (or song, or what they're wearing, or how they did their hair, or the song arrangement....) doesn't give him the right to express that personal dislike in the rudest most obnoxious way possible. I know he does it for the camera and for all the viewers but - just because you can doesn't mean you should. I'm not saying he shouldn't be honest, but honesty does not mean RUDE.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
I understand where you are coming from... but if you'll read the response above you... music industry has more than one Simon who is very hard to please and give more brutal criticism. So better to prepare themselves for more harsh world outside AI
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
there are a lot of more harsh people than simon in show business so simon is mainly just their orientation. if they want to hit big then they have to impress people like simon in the show business. simon says what he thinks the rendition was, but when it is very impressive he says it as well. he does not only see how bad a song was he also says when it was impressive.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
Your the only one here who noticed that... He is fair to give bad comments as well as good ones. :)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I do think that Simon is fair. The contestants when they go up and perform know that they are going to be told if they are good are bad. If they want it sugar coated they have no business being up on the stage to begin with. All Simon does is tell it like it is. I give a thumbs up for Simon.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
if there is more than two thumb I'll give it all. I really like how Simon judges the contestants.