When asked in a teleconference who he figured would win AI: 6 Simon Cowell was at a loss: "I can't call it at this stage. For Blake, he's a brilliant entertainer, but the negative is he's not a fantastic singer. The advantage for Jordin is she is a great singer and the negative is she hasn't done one performance yet which I can remember as a 'wow."'
Message to Simon: Blake is so not a "brilliant entertainer." He's merely mimicking passe trends and passing them off as original. And I can name three WOW Jordin performances and did so in my Sunday Arts piece on the season's 10 best performances in which Jordin wound up with the Top 3, followed by two for Melinda, this season's other vocal standout. Check it out and hear the audio clip snippets for yourself.
Update: Simon was also a disappointment on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Monday night. Usually amusing, this time he was just an ass. He spent more time talking about his fondness for real strip clubs and more time bashing Paula than offering anything of note. He just came off boorish. Clearly, he's not a fan of Jordin or Blake. More performances like the Leno gig and I won't be much of a fan of Simon, either.