I, too, felt sorry for Drew, but like you said, she's going to have to toughen up a little bit if she wants to do well in the cut throat world of show business.
Great comparison! Talk about getting a thicker skin. I used to love Simon on AI, but I have lost all respect for him after watching this show. He's been totally hypocritical in allowing things that he never would have tolerated on AI, has refused to listen to legitimate criticism from the judges, and instead acted like he's the God of the music business. I was actually glad to see him taken down a notch.Then I smack myself in the forehead and ask myself "why do I watch this stuff?" I hate seeing such young kids trying to play in an adult arena where one can be chewed up and spit out. Then we see Simon pull an epic tantrum that Astro could get behind. ha!
I guess I must be a lone wolf here, because it's Simon that I like the least of the judges. I'm not terribly enamored of the others, but on balance I like Simon the least.