Speaking of Simon and his search for the "attractive and current" Idol, I was watching AI REWIND last night and they were showing season 4 auditions in Las Vegas. Lots of attention was paid to Mikala Gorden who did make it to the top ten.
M. arrived with her inflated lips and boobs, at 16, and could not sing. She sucked in air and totally missed whole syllables. Simon adored her, telling her that she was proof why pageants for teens should be outlawed. ( I am guessing he was still smarting from Diana of season3 making it as runner-up. He always made negative comments about her being pageant-y) She said that M. was "cool".
My word, the girl was horrible and made it right into the show.