“To be honest I found that to be embarrassing,” of his reputation.
Simon even admitted he was a bit emotional as he said: "I'd like to say on behalf of us, thank you America for inviting us into your homes, thank you to the contestants …
Lurching into its finale, the panel now includes Harry Connick Jr., Lopez and Urban.
KELLY CLARKSON AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO PERFORM AT 'AMERICAN IDOL' FINALE But it was Cowell’s role as “the mean judge” that set him apart — and was something that never really sat well with him, he said.
He worked as a record producer, talent scout and consultant within the music industry before producing the hit British TV show Simon Phillip Cowell was born on October 7, 1959 in London, England.
His father, Eric Philip Cowell, was an estate agent developer and music industry executive.