Steven Tyler - Steven Tyler Hates Upsetting American Idol Hopefuls
Steven Tyler has admitted he struggles to give negative feedback to bad auditionees on 'American Idol'.
Steven Tyler struggles to be honest with terrible 'American Idol' hopefuls.
The Aerosmith frontman - who joined the judging panel for the new season of the US TV talent search show - doesn't want to insult anyone or shatter their ambitions if they are not very good.
He admitted: "It's hard when you have a kid who's 15 years old, who's been watching 'American Idol' for the last 10 years. Some of them were awful. I just say something like, 'Did you bump your head on the way in?'
"I'm really not one for giving insults. They have a voice and I don't want them not singing to their kids when they grow up."
The 62-year-old rocker is not the only newcomer taking a place alongside Randy Jackson at the judging table this season.
Singer-and-actress Jennifer Lopez is also giving her verdict to aspiring pop hopefuls, and Steven is impressed with her attitude.
He told UsMagazine.com: "First and foremost, she's a lady and she's not afraid to show that at any given time.
"She's ridiculous. You know, she's exactly what I thought she'd be. She's street."