Simon Cowell reportedly launched a blistering attack on past American Idol
winners during a heated phone call with the reality TV show's executive
producer CECILE FROT-COUTAZ.
The BMG RECORDS boss was overheard complaining that 2003 winner RUBEN
STUDDARD and 2004 victor Fantasia Barrino were undeserving of their recording
contracts, and warned Frot-Coutaz that this year's (05) contest will again be
full of untalented
An eavesdropper at Los Angeles' L'Ermitage Hotel tells gossip website
PAGESIX.COM, "He said that there is very little talent in the pool of
contestants that made it to the finals in Los Angeles.
"(Apart from a Missouri country and western singer) he said the rest were
just a bunch of 'untalented Usher wannabes' and predicted the show would end up
again with 'someone like Ruben or Fantasia' winning.
"He said Kelly Clarkson (2002 winner) was the only one with talent who