Originally Posted by Jexter;3417673;
My point is that, at least for American Idol, they do hear all of the "Susans" in the auditioning process, but they only allow two or so to get to the Top 10, where they will compete with really mediocre contestants who were chosen over a bunch of other "Susans." Now I'm putting Susan's name in quotes, because she is so remarkable a talent, I'm not sure any other "Susan" exists in the U.S. She is a rare talent.
Here is the ultimate irony for Simon: He has harped for years on American Idol about how important appearance is and he has mercilessly criticized people who don't look attractive. But the biggest-selling recording artist to come out of Simon's career could very well be the frumpy Susan, who has garnered an astonishing 50 million (worldwide) views on Youtube.