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Simon Cowell's Advice

'X-Factor' Rejects

Should Try 'The Voice'

5/27/2012 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Simon Cowell
thinks just because some singers are talentless, superstar wannabes not worthy to compete on "X-Factor" ... it does not mean they wouldn't be perfect for ... "The Voice." OH SNAP!

Sources who attended the Austin "X-Factor" auditions tell TMZ ... Simon and L.A. Reid came up with the brilliant idea to mess with the NBC show by convincing bad singers to audition for "The Voice" instead.

L.A. Reid was overheard on set telling one such wannabe, "If you decide to try out again, please do it on another show." To which Simon added, "Yes, the good news is I hear 'The Voice' auditions are happening next week."

Good one guys.


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lol would be a good one if it wasn't for the fact The Voice has to invite you to appear. The Voice doesn't bank on ridiculous people auditioning, just Xtina

880 days ago


Please, The Voice has way better talent than X-Factor.

880 days ago


Both are overrated abominations.

880 days ago


Simon's insistence on hiring talentless wannabes like Nicole Shwitzburger and obsolete trainwrecks like Brittany have made his show an irrelevant joke. Sorry, Simon, you lose.

880 days ago

Don't feed the Trolls    

Good cause I don't watch either show.

880 days ago


Simon Cowell is responsible for more crappy music than anyone else on the planet. Tell us some more about crappy singers, now.

880 days ago


Simon is an ahole. The Voice is way better than x factor and idol. You don't have to sit throught all the bs to get to the people that can actually sing.

880 days ago

King of TMZ    

Remove Queen Simon Cowell & Demi.
Bring Back Cheryl Cole.
Cheryl Britney and LA now thats a show to watch.
Other than that the Dictator known as Simon the Has-Been is not worth an extended 15min on sour big bang theory I am always right even when wrong TV.

Go hasbeen Go... lol

I hope American Idol hires Cheryl Cole as a judge and destroy your never will reach ratings Simone Stupid Cowell lol

880 days ago


Pompous a$$

880 days ago


I can't believe people still watch all these dumb shows there all the same thing and the people that usually win don't amount to anything

880 days ago


simon instead of making fun of the voice to try & get peopke to watch your crappy show. how about you make the show good just a thought

880 days ago


Simon proves again why I keep saying I won't watch his show no matter who the judges are, because his arrogance is disgusting to watch. Besides, he had to fire his judges because of the ratings, so I don't think he's in a position to judge any other shows.

880 days ago


He is just saying crap just to get press. TMZ you falling for it. First "Britney" storming off now this! Simon is desperate to make this show a hit.

880 days ago


We've lost all of these icons in the music industry recently, but we still have the egotistic douchebag that is Simon Cowell. If his show was really successful, he wouldn't have gone through a dozen judges to try and get a spark in ratings. X Factor is on the bottom of the totem pole in the music competition genre.

880 days ago

Don Martin    

Gee I hate to say it but the talent on the voice beats the self serving joke of a show called the X Factor. I am sure Simon's mommy told him he could do no wrong, but frankly he has turned any serious search in which he is involved into a complete joke. I'll take any show hosted by adults over Simon's ego driven blithering.

880 days ago
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