Simon Cowell defended American Idol against predictions that the show was losing its appeal. The show got some flack when many of its “graduates” suffered slow careers — notably Taylor Hicks, Ruben Stoddard and Katherine McPhee, who got booted from their record labels.
In his interview Simon shares show innovations, and how this batch of hopefuls has been “the best so far” because of their skill and, uhm, personality.
One of the people being his biggest fan, Renaldo Lapuz, who even wrote and performed a song for Simon.
“You know,” laughed Simon, “I have a horrible feeling that’s actually going to be a big hit.”