And I just thought of this…
If Simon Cowell is really all about commercialism, this shouldn’t bother him at all. His X-Factor single would have sold as much anyway- it’s very unlikely that they share the same fanbase, and even if they did singles are cheap, and requesting airplay is free.
If he’s about the GLORY however, this will hurt for him. But then if he’s about the glory, there’s really nothing to attack in my opinion.
Most “pop” music guys are in it for the glory, not the money. People don’t get that and bash them for it [not directed at anyone in the thread, my impression is that the folks here know the distinction].[/quote]
You can be rest assured that Simon Cowell is majorly pissed off. He now has to sit through countless interviews and questions going over this again and again. The british tabloids will have a field day with this story and they will enjoy every minute of it. Slip up in England and the tabloids will rub your face in it! It’s par for the course and he knows it!
Simon Cowell is a smug arrogant git and he is proud of that fact because that is what made him. Him being an English man and knowing the relevance other English people have in getting the Christmas number one, that he failed to do, will be devastating to his ego because he holds himself in such high regard in these matters. I just wish I was there to see his face when he found out, priceless…