Well-known diva and Twitterverse-fighter Stacy Francis was reportedly “very confused” on Wednesday night, when Simon Cowell tore her to pieces over her rendition of Meat Loaf’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.”
If you think we’re going over the top with our language, read for yourself what Cowell had to say: “[The song] was the sort of thing I would expect someone to sing at the Hilton Hotel with people turning their backs, eating peanuts.” And “I like rock; that was a pebble.”
Francis, in her bewilderment, blamed pretty much everyone but herself for the tongue-lashing. “I don’t understand it,” she said, suggesting that Cowell just has it out for people not in his group. “That’s very confusing, and I think it’s very unfair.” Moreover, Francis was not about to let Paula Abdul get away with suggesting that some of Francis’s vocals were flat. “I don’t think that I ever go flat, so that’s weird. … I don’t know if I’m getting a fair evaluation as an artist[.]”
Maybe somebody should tell Francis what a bad idea it is to dis the judges of a competition you’re currently participating in. On the other hand, though, the advice can’t be nearly as valuable as life experience in this case. Read: on 16 November, Francis whined and complained about not getting a fair shake. On 17 November, bam: she’s gone.
Remaining X Factor contestants, especially sulky Astro, take note!