judge who uses blunt and often controversial criticisms about contestants and their singing abilities, or lack thereof.His start in the business as an assistant to an A&R (Artists and Repertoire) executive.Simon Cowell was born on October 7, 1959, in London, England.Cowell started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing.He worked as a record producer, talent scout and consultant within the music industry before producing the hit British TV show Simon Phillip Cowell was born on October 7, 1959 in London, England.His father, Eric Philip Cowell, was an estate agent developer and music industry executive.
judges panel in season one, she had no idea what to expect, least of all that the show would be a ratings juggernaut (averaging 35 million viewers during its season-five height, according to Nielsen) and that the program, along with her snippy tablemate Simon Cowell and the jovial Randy Jackson, would become instant pop culture phenomena.Now, I'm going to miss you." "We love you man," Jackson responded, rubbing Cowell's back. "I know you love the word journey." Cowell also had a message for the season's final two, Trent Harmon and La'Porsha Renae: "Enjoy yourselves and remember the fans who voted for you." WATCH: Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul's 5 Most Adorable Love-Hate Moments on 'American Idol' Abdul couldn't let the reunion come to a close without showing some love to the current panel of judges, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr."You as a panel have been doing a wonderful jo, thank you," Abdul offered and the current judges stood at their table with tears in their eyes.After years of working his way up the latter, he became the A&R man for BMG records where he discovered and signed such acts as Five and Westlife.
The hit reality singing contest is coming back to TV on a new network, ABC, and it was even reported that the audition process would be moving to the most magical place on earth, Disney World.
It took me a while to learn how to give it back [to Simon], but boy, was it fun once I did.“ Threaten To Quit“In the beginning, it was appalling and shocking that someone could speak so harshly of these people.