Whether one liked it or didn't, Simon's comments were indicative of the real entertainment world.
Yes, he was harsh, but sometimes you have to be.
If it were so easy to break into the business, we would not have shows like this.
ST's comments and Jlo's aren't helping these kids, at all.
I love ST, but he sits there week after week, bored beyond tears, with eyelids barely open. Then, when prodded, he'll make comments like he did to Pia.
Which did abolutely nothing to help....just made her feel like, "gee, I'm a pretty girl and, due to that, all these guys will vote for me." Not.
One doesn't need to be overly mean spirited but, if you want to get a message across, sometimes you need to just tell it to the contestant. If they're right for the music business, which is an extremely rough business, they'll heed it.
These kids are not in kindergarten. They need to get some real life lessons about the business.