Simone Battle Fails to Entertain ‘X Factor’ Judges With Mariah Carey’s ‘Just Be Good to Me’
Time and time again, aspiring pop star Simone Battle gives her all in hopes to win over the 'X Factor' judges. Unfortunately, time and time again she fails to entertain anyone other than herself and her mentor, Simon Cowell.
We have to give it to the girl -- she led a whole dance team in flashy bright colors across the big stage, her sparkling pearly white smile lighting the way as she enthusiastically belted the words to Mariah Carey's 'Just Be Good to Me.' Still, Battle managed to underwhelm on Tuesday's episode, though we're not sure she was quite deserving of the knives L.A. Reid threw at her when it was his turn to speak.
"First of all, everything was right except your choice in contestant. I still don't get it. You must be really rich because clearly 5 million doesn't mean much to you at all," the famed record exec said, directing his glare to the contestant's mentor, Cowell.
"That wasn't predictable at all, Simon," Nicole Scherzinger remarked sarcastically, following Reid's instruction.
"Simone, you look the part," Paula Abdul remarked, shedding a little optimism on the stage. "I just wish there weren't as many dancers because I would have loved to see you perform more."
As for Cowell, he stood by his decision to keep Simone Battle around. "Simone, I think all of this is intended to upset you because none of these guys have ever liked you," he said.
"It's true," the 'Idol' judge confirmed, despite the head shakes to his right. He insisted, hoping to convince us all, that Simone is a pop star and that she made an effort -- even going as far as to compare her to worldwide pop icons Katy Perry and Britney Spears.
This won't be the first time that we disagree with Mr. Cowell, and it likely won't be the last. While Simone battle certainly brings a sparkle to the table, she's no star, and we won't be sad to see her go.
Watch Simone Battle Sing 'Just Be Good to Me' on 'X Factor'