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Simon Cowell: I Doubt My 'American Idol' Picks

Fri, February 19, 2010 10:58am EDT by 1 Comment


Did you think the AI judges sent some of the wrong people packing? Simon admits that he may have been a little hasty with his snap decisions!

The last thing we’d ever expect from the uber-cocky (and nearly always correct) Simon Cowell is that he – well – sometimes may get it wrong. But a miracle has occurred, and the over-confident American Idol judge has finally admitted that he doesn’t always make the right decision when choosing American Idol’s top 24 contestants. Gasp!

“You watch it back and you think, ‘You know what? I could have made different decisions here,” Simon, 50, told reporters Feb. 18. “This happens on the shows I do in other countries [too].”

When we watch the edited footage on TV, it always seems so cut and dried as to which contestants should go through and which should get the ax. However, Simon says the entire process goes by too quickly for the judges to really think through their decisions.

“In hindsight, I think it would have been much easier that we could have had maybe five or six days to think about it and really review the performances,” Simon explained, adding, “But we had a limited time and decisions were made relatively quickly.”

These quick-fire decisions make or break it for aspiring singers. Fortunately, if the judges do make a mistake and cut someone loose too soon, there’s still hope.

“Luckily, they can always re-audition the next year,” Simon concluded.

Did any of YOUR favorites get cut too soon this season on American Idol?

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