Simon Cowell Gives His Two Cents On ‘Friday’ Sensation Rebecca Black

Written by Michael Lambarde on Mar. 19, 2011

Rebecca Black has received a lot of criticism from people that viewed her music video that went viral on Youtube this past week — going from 0 to over 16 million views in a span of the week. But the biggest music critic of them all, former American Idol judge Simon Cowell, is coming to Black’s defense.

Black, who released the single “Friday,” which was called by many fans as having some of the worst lyrics in the history of music, caused Cowell to proclaim “I’ve never seen anything cause so much controversy,” even from the king of controversy in his Idol heydays.

In his interview with Entertainment Weekly, he continued praising Black, “I think [Rebecca Black’s song is] genius. The fact that everyone’s getting upset about it is hysterical. Any song to do with the weekend annoys you. It reminds me of ‘Saturday Night,’ do you remember that [1994] song by Whigfield? It’s what we call a ‘hair-dryer song,’ a song girls sing into their hair dryers as they’re getting ready to go out. But the fact that it’s making people so angry is brilliant.”

Cowell is ready to start up his sure-to-be reality series The X-Factor for FOX this upcoming fall, and as he gets ready to call-up names to be a judge and host of the series, do you think Rebecca Black will be on the shortlist to get an invitation on the show? Probably not, but getting praise from Simon Cowell is not bad, either.


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