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Mark Burnett

Simon Who?

9/6/2012 10:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0905_mark_burnette_the_voice_articleMark Burnett -- the mastermind behind "The Voice" -- says Simon Cowell is delusional to think Mark is going head-to-head with the premiere of "X Factor" to steal Britney Spears' thunder.

Burnett tells TMZ ... he didn't even know NBC added "The Voice" to next Wednesday's schedule until we called to tell him.  Burnett said, "There was never ever a meeting or a discussion of what my show was up against.  The fact is ... it shows you where our minds are at and where others are because it literally never crossed my mind."

Burnett -- who also created "Survivor" -- tells us, "This is someone trying to read into something that doesn't exist." 

Simon claims the folks responsible for "The Voice" have heard how good Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are ... so they're trying to keep the audience away from "X Factor."

And Burnett had this parting shot ... "I'm just glad we're on Simon's mind."

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FactCheck    

The mastermind behind The Voice is actually John de Mol. Burnett just produces the US version.
Which is similar to his situation on Survivor, the creator of THAT show is named Charlie Parsons.

745 days ago
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Mattea    

The voice rocks !

690 days ago
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Mattea    

The Voice Rocks ! Simon is jealous ! www.mindlite.com

690 days ago
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