Simon Cowell on Britney Spears: "She Could Have Killed Her Career"
"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, who is currently doing a new season of Idol-like show "X Factor" in the UK, has spoken about the infamous live performance of Britney Spears at the VMAs on Sunday. Check out what Simon said after the jump.
Cowell joined the chorus of critics who panned the comeback effort by saying:
"It would have been worth pulling her off the bill - no matter what the cost - to save any chance she had of resurrecting her career."
"She wasn't ready for that show in every possible way. The song wasn't right, the image wasn't right and she just wasn't rehearsed."
"If she had turned up and given that performance at the X Factor auditions then I wouldn't have put her through to the next round."
"The problem she has now is that she could have killed her career. It's difficult to come back from that performance, for a while at least."
I personally love the new song, but I think most of us can agree the performance was simply a disaster.