“I love that combination,” the 52-year-old declared.
But aside from Cowell’s fellow judge L.A. Reid, the outspoken Brit couldn’t win the support of Britney Spears or Demi Lovato, leading the pair into a terse exchange with their boss who suggested they were “catty.”
“This girl was very pretty and ambitious,” an on set source told Celebuzz.
“She looked a little like Kim Kardashian and was very opinionated. She kind of had the attitude and personality of both the Kardashian family and someone from The Jersey Shore. Simon loves determined and interesting people, so she won him over.”
But Lovato, 19, and Spears, 31, immediately didn’t like the contestant “from the moment they set eyes on her,” said the insider.
“You could have accused Simon and L.A. of flirting with her,” the source said.
“While the men of the panel both praised her, Demi and Britney said they found her lackluster and boring. So when it came time for Demi and Britney to deliver their critiques, Simon starting flicking his fingers and hissing like a cat!”
The ex-Sonny with a Chance Disney starlet was so offended, she told her boss: “You’re annoying me. You’re actually annoying everyone here.”
Cowell continued to hiss and pester the girls during their commentaries as Reid laughed.
A show source said: “Simon thought the girls were being catty, and they didn’t care if the contestant was good or not, they immediately didn’t like her because she was pretty.”
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