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10 Singers Simon Cowell Stopped Midway Through Their Auditions

Riyanka S

Riyanka S

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Creator and Executive Producer Simon Cowell is one of the toughest judges of all times to impress. Let’s find out all the top 10 singers that Simon stops midway through their auditions on talent shows like @America’s Got Talent @Britain’s Got Talent and @The X Factor UK


10 Times Simon Cowell Stops The Auditions

1. Kameron Ross – ‘America’s Got Talent’

Kameron Ross in America’s Got Talent

Watch the leaked video of Simon stopping country Kameron Ross on ‘AGT’ auditions. Simon wants Kameron to prove the point he wanted to prove and stand out! Let’s watch what he does next.

2. Hunter Price – ‘America’s Got Talent’

Hunter Price in America’s Got Talent

The Georgia crooner starts out with a cover of the Bryan Adams hit “(Everything I Do) I Do For You,” but Simon requests a different song saying that “its too generic and that something is missing.” Watch Hunter switch tunes and perform his self-penned song “Left Behind.”

In Simon’s words he is “taking a leap of faith” gets him a third yes!


3. Sian Pattison – ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Sian Pattison in Britain’s Got Talent

Her daughter applied for her auditions! Guess what’s happens next? Simon Cowell stops her performance midway saying “It was so jolly and happy and horrible that it was not emotional.”

In the end Simon praises her saying, “It was really really really great!” qualifying her to the next round.

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4. Rak-su – ‘X-Factor UK’

Rak-su in X-Factor UK

Rak-Su performs Justin Timberlake’s Señorita for the Judges, but when Simon Cowell stops them, it’s original track I’m Feeling You that leaves the panel singing along. Simon hints that they could be the “next Little Mix on the show. ” Eventually they went on to be the winners of X Factor UK 2017.

5. Yoli Mayor – ‘America’s Got Talent’

Yoli Mayor in America’s Got Talent

“This isn’t working for me and is feeling very old-fashioned with the cocktail dress” said Simon seconds after she starts singing her first song.

Second song got Simon saying, “I have got the weirdest feeling that I think we may have just found a solid gold star.” We all can guess what happened next.

6. Brendan Murray – ‘X-Factor UK’

Brendan Murray in X-Factor UK

Brendon Murray starts off with track We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off but Simon Cowell stops his performance saying “lyrically that song didn’t suit your voice.”

After two more singing attempts he takes out his lyrics from his back pocket and gets a standing ovation from all four judges!

7. Jodi Bird – ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Jodi Bird in Britain’s Got Talent

16 year old Jodi’s musical rendition of ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’ doesn’t seem to have impressed Simon. Judges Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams take a united stand to let Jodi sing the same song for the second time against Simon’s decision.

In the end Simon accepts that “he may have acted a little prematurely there and I apologize” landing her with four yeses.

8. Ansley Burns – ‘America’s Got Talent’

Ansley Burns in America’s Got Talent

11-Year-Old Ansley Burns sings Aretha Franklin and Simons calls it “terrible” but gives her great motivation for her second song. Simon complements her saying “you just proved a point saying that personality to me is as important to me as technically ability.” She gets a standing ovation!

9. Daniel Emmet – ‘America’s Got Talent’

Daniel Emmet in America’s Got Talent

Simon chooses the second song for him. Emmet goes backstage and learns it in one hour and comes back with an exceptional performance. Don’t miss out on this must watch performance.

10. Lamont Landers – ‘America’s Got Talent’

Lamont Landers in America’s Got Talent

Landers goes to another level by proving Simon wrong in the second chance. He gets in a small tiff with Simon who tells him “He is getting on his nerves now and is being cocky.” In the end he gets the YES!

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Riyanka S
Writer at Talent Recap that doesn't need caffeine to keep her going. 'Flipped' by Wendelin Van Drannen is her favorite book and she lives by its motto that there is two sides to every story.

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