Cowell Blasts Prince

AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL has turned his famous barbed comments on PRINCE after being appalled by the pop superstar's surprise performance at the show's finale last week (24MAY06). The PURPLE RAIN hitmaker took to the stage at the Kodak Theatre for a quick run through two new songs before dashing off, refusing to meet the Idol contestants or greet the audience. Idol host RYAN SEACREST has since reported that he feared Prince would be a no-show - because he appeared just minutes before he was due to hit the stage. And Cowell insists Prince's attitude isn't one he'd like Idol winners to display at any time in their career. He says, "It just tells you how selfish he is. He comes on, not a word - 'I'm not gonna sing with anybody else, I'm not gonna say goodbye.' Thank you for your generosity, Prince."


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PRINCE is a music god The fact that he just showed up and walked off stage..... SO WHAT what was they gonna say? Have Ryan ask some stupid question. Or Simon say something stupid! I mean come on people Prince has been putting out the hits since forever, and continues to put out hits to this day.
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Well I agree with Simon.. Prince was lame and scary back in hte day and he is just as friuty as ever. As far as Sly Stallone being rude like that, well I dont think so. He has his own talent and it is not even on the same page as Prince want to be a symbol. What is that all about give me a break. Prince is out dated. Way to go Simon.. That is not Idol materail.
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Simon is right. Prince was even that good!
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Agreeing with Simon is just one thing I don't often do but I will this time. Besides the fact that Prince didn't associate with anyone and things like that.... I don't care for him. I don't know any of his songs, I am not old enough! I know that it was great for some people to see him but, hello, I am 20 and don't know him! I am sure there were others just like me, so the fact that he even appeared was kinda annoying. I don't think he can sing, and he DOESN'T have sex appeal! The thought that he does is laughable! As a remark to Kelly Clarkson not giving Idol the credit for her grammies. Idol didn't give her the grammies, she earned them. He voice, her songs. And it wasn't even Idol that gave her the title "American Idol" it was the American public! For next season's finale maybe they should stick with people who can sing, and are polite enough to arrive on time. Also make sure that the majority of the audiance at the theater and at home know who in the hell they are!
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Prince WHO???? lololol Can you say Has Been?
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Yeah there will never be another self-indulgent, egotistical, maniacal, greedy pop star to ever step on the stage again..gimme a break. Simon is right this guy is a real piece. Prince your everything I want my son not to become, and based on purple rain, you turned out to be everything your father said you were, even if he was a drunk...which is exactly what I suspect you are...aint life a bitch!
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Prince walks around like he still has some relevance in the music scene.... Someone needs to tell him he's a HAS BEEN!! No one cares about his music any more!!He should be kissing the feet of the American Idol producers for even letting his washed up a** on the show. Dear Prince - You're too old, let go!!
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I'd like to know how many of you have actually met Prince? Do any of you have any proof that he is a homosexual (not that that should matter anyway, unless you're a total homophobe)? I just think it's a sad, sad day when people sit around and attack someone in the public eye just because of their appearance or because they don't particularly care for their music. Are you all supermodels who can also sing and dance? Did any of you attend the AI finale? Were you backstage to witness what actually went on that night or do you know the whole story as to how/why Prince did the show in the first place? No one is perfect, including Prince. And as far as I know, he has never claimed to be perfect. But to sit in judement of someone you've never met and to just take Simon's word as fact seems a bit shallow to me. Unless you know the facts (which I highly doubt any of you know for sure) you should take the moral high road and not cast any stones (unless, of course, you're perfect). Just my two cents, which I am entitled to.
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Yeah, well, Simon has proved just how far his comments take him in the past...NOWHERE!!! Nobody values his opinions, so he's just wasting breath! The only thing "wrong" w/ Prince is that he holds himself to a higher level of perfection for each and every performance, and I don't see where there's anything wrong with that! And if I were Prince, I wouldn't want the Idol contestants mucking up my songs, new or old, with their off-pitch singing!! As for the non-existent greeting/farewell...the show ran over their allotted time--by the time Prince performed, he was probably told that there was no time for niceties. And who's he going to say "Hello" to anyway...Simon? I think not!! I was GLAD to see Prince even show up for a live television performance...that speaks volumes in itself--he doesn't just do that for ANY show! Simon--go home! Prince--love you always; fantastic performance!
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Prince rocks! When has he ever spoken while performing? Some real artists let their music do the talking. Was that his best venue? Heck no, but don't forget who's concerts were #1 last year. Not any single contestant on or winner of American Idol can ever touch his musical genius in writing and performing. He didn't give in to corporate greed like Mr. Simon Coward(sic), that Coca-Cola cup flashing queen of the one liners.....so puleaaase...if you think what you saw on AI even touches this man's genius, you better load those Ipods with the full repertoire of Prince, one of the most talented human beings to ever grace our presence and find out what the real deal is......
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