A lot of people seem to search this blog for entries that explain why Simon Cowell “hates Adele”. Let me set the record straight. Cowell does not hate Adele. As a matter of fact, Cowell seems to have an adoration for the singer-song-writer gone to the top and is thinking on potentially courting her as a fellow judge on the U.K. X Factor series.
The misconception that Simon Cowell seemed to hate Adele possibly came from a statement he had made during auditions for his U.S. X Factor show in which he muttered something to a contestant that ran along the lines of “if you’re thinking of singing another Adele song…don’t!” Don’t quote me verbatim on that one but, it went something like that and confused a lot of people into believe that Cowell couldn’t stand anything “Adele”.
More recently, Cowell has sung Adele’s praises. He describes her as someone who has survived intact as a grounded person in a business that oftentimes changes people into the worst version of self one can get.
“Here is somebody who has done everything her own way, gone back to basics and achieved this incredible success. She’s one of the most down-to-earth people you’ll meet – and she hasn’t changed a bit,” he stated to media.
Both he and Adele are successful in the music industry as well as influential and while Cowell may be singing Adele’s praises for having kept her feet on the ground and continuing on without a swollen head, one has to scratch their heads at being able to say the same for Cowell, himself. Maybe, that’s part of the problem? Maybe, Cowell sees in Adele all of the flaws he’s found in himself since having come into his own success? I say that tongue in cheek.
While one would love to believe that Cowell loves Adele’s work so much that he cannot stand to hear her songs butchered by poor singers, it may well be that he simply can’t stand to hear even one more Adele song? Afterall, she has been overplayed on every radio station on air.
Or, perhaps, Cowell did have a dislike for the singer’s work and is only now, coming out with a new strategy because he’s looking to hook her into a seat on his judge’s panel next?
Maybe, he just can’t stand it that another Brit can make it as big or, nearly as big, as he did? Or, maybe his impending Fatherhood has him gone soft? One can only hope.
One thing is for sure….right now, Cowell doesn’t give out the vibe that he hates Adele. He seems to sing her praises. Well, not literally sing her praises. Heaven help us if he did.