"Oh God, I thought that was... absolutely dreadful!" "I can honestly say that you're the worst singer in the world"
"I just feel that there are two or three singers better than you in this competition, and you didn't shine tonight." "This show is all about finding a star, not feeling sorry for people who aren't very good"
"I can only describe your voice as ghastly." "I think you just killed my favourite song of all-time."
"Yeah I'm lying, you're brilliant. You're terrible!" "Dreadful!"
"Bloody Pathetic!" "No one sings like that. You're absolutely terrible"
"I don't know even know why you bother applading" "You're a disgrace to this competition"
"That was extraordinary. Unfortunately, extraordinarily bad." "I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste. And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it."
"We're trying to show what show business is really like - illogical. Sexist. No matter how big you are, you're going to be criticized." "I've worked in this manner for so many years. I don't think anything is particularly extreme. God, if I was really being honest with some of these people, I think I'd probably be hounded around the country."
"I met someone the other night who's 28 years old, and he hasn't worked a day since he left college because he's pursuing a dream he'll never, ever realize. He thinks he's a great singer. Actually, he's crap. But nobody has said to him, 'Why have you been wasting your time for eight years?'" My advice would be if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't."
"Did you really believe you could become the American Idol? Well, then, you're deaf." "You take singing lessons? Do you have a lawyer? Get a lawyer and sue her."
"If you win this competition, we will have failed." "You sing like Mickey Mouse on helium."
"There are only so many words I can draw out of my vocabulary to say how awful that was."