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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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31.

Lee    

this coming from a man who signed "incompetent" brit brit spears..okie dokie! wonder if he will have paula appear so one of their biotch fights can draw in ratings too? never have seen the x factor and don't plan to but i can say the voice rocks! even sauced the judges are more entertaining than simon ever was..oh snap snap!!

789 days ago
32.

static    

L.A. Reid, The man who has given us the most vapid and throwaway artists and music in history, Yes he made tons of money but he never produced anything memorable or enduring .

789 days ago
33.

Draik    

X Factor is sh**. The Voice is way better.

789 days ago
34.

Jordan    

pretty worthless statement considering the winner of X Factor won 5 million dollars and nobody knows who won.

789 days ago
35.

pat    

What a F*kin idiot this guy is turning into.

789 days ago
36.

Susan62509    

Perhaps Simon Cowell hires dimwits to make himself appear macho and intelligent. Big mistake Simon did hiring Demi and Britney. Most likely the last season for X-Factor. A.I. is dying out also. A.I. is too stretched out with b.s. between performances. They need to reduce the time allotment to hold audience attention. The Voice moves fast thus giving the contestants time to reveal their talents and their contestants aren't selected by their appearance. Audiences want to see/hear the contestants not all the time allocated to the judges.

789 days ago
37.

Jeannie    

I am sorry but i rather watch The Voice over the Xfactor to be honest.. It seems between idol and xfactor they judge more on looks then talent atleast on the voice ppl get a fair shot regardless of age or looks

789 days ago
38.

Eric     

I'm done with singing shows. If you're any good you'll be discovered if not well look at these singing shows track record out of all the contestants there are like 4 successful singers out of all the contestants on these shows combined.

789 days ago
39.

Justin    

XFactor is boring. I quit watching it after a few shows. I started watching the Voice instead. It's a more interesting concept, although they are all rip-off's of one another and I'd watch something else if it was available.

789 days ago
40.

Kari    

I really think all of this just shows how desperate Simon is for publicity to save his show--even bad, negative publicity.

788 days ago
41.

South Beach    

Simon dear, your show sucks. It's a poor third and sinking fast.

788 days ago
42.

South Beach    

Make that 4th, "America's Got Talent" kicks Simon and his motley crew down another notch, particularly since Stern started as judge on it.

788 days ago
43.

MrHarrybawls2010    

I'd rather watch the ants in my sink than any of these Gong Shows.

788 days ago
44.

bluzzone    

Going to the Voice is lame.It is superior to the X-Factor.Send them to America's Got Talent ,and get rid of them faster.The X-factor unperformed because of poor judging,and a host that was inexperienced.The Voice never had to replace their judges or their host. Additionally, their talent is at a much higher level that the X-Factor.

788 days ago
45.

Areader    

Memo to Simon....."The Voice" kicked your ass in the Nielsen ratings!

788 days ago
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