Sunday, August 12, 2007

Simon Cowell dumps six year-old

The always-doomed-to-end-in-tears idea of allowing a six year-old kid to compete for a "million-pound" record contract has, erm, ended in tears as Simon Cowell dumps that six year old kid who did Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Connie Talbot's parents tell the Sunday People how, you know, they know these things happen and nobody wants to cause a fuss but LOOK AT THE SOBBING CHILD WHO NOW THINKS SIMON COWELL HATES HER.

Meanwhile, Cowell tries to shift the blame to Sony BMG:

My views on Connie have NOT changed. I think she's a wonderful talent. But I was persuaded by everyone at Sony BMG that she is just much too young to beembarking on a recording career.

"When the time is right I will be delighted to see if we can make it work.

"My views on Connie are still exactly the same. She's an amazing little girl with a beautiful voice."

The record company, instead, blame Connie for not being old enough:
"There was some deliberation over the possibility of recording with Connie.

"However the decision not to proceed was made with the best intentions for Connie, taking into consideration her age and that it would not be right to do so at this time."

All of which raises the question: wouldn't they time for tellign Talbot she was too young to embark on a showbiz career be before parading her on television, and not after? Is it fair to make a kid go through all that on the promise of a showbiz career that she's considered too young for?

That would seem to be a question for ITV and the producer of the show... Simon Cowell, wasn't it?


Anonymous said...

If Connie was too young, then why did Simon Cowell not set a higher age limit for entering the competition? after all it was his programme idea.
I sincerely hope that he sets an age limit for the next series and doesn't shatter another child's dreams.
I bet he could kick himself now that Connie has a Gold disc in such a short space of time. Just look at all that money he is losing!!!!! SHAME and it serves you right, don't make a promise that you cannot keep especially to a child.

Chris Brown said...

Much as I love the concept of Cowell's nose being rubbed in it, I have to point out that you get a gold disc for the number of copies in the shops, not the number that people actually buy. I doubt he's panicking yet.

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