The past seasons of "American Idol," "The X Factor," "The Voice," and other such shows have been filled with enough versions of Aerosmith's "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" to make even "Idol" judge Steven Tyler blanch. But on Simon Cowell's new talent show "The X Factor USA," which starts airing on Fox September 21, there are a few other oversung songs that contestants should think twice before performing.
Speaking to reporters during a September 13 press tele-conference to promote "The X Factor," when asked about songs he'd like to blacklist from the show, the always opinionated Simon rattled off quite a list.
"'I Believe I Can Fly' is pretty high up there," he began. "'At Last'--I think I'm now allergic to that song. And everybody seems to think 'Unchained Melody' is my favorite song of all time; I think somebody said that as a joke, because it's not! I cannot hear that one anymore. And Jason Mraz, that song he had a few years ago [presumably 'I'm Yours']. I cannot listen to thatRead More »from X’d Off His List: The Songs Simon Cowell Doesn’t Want To Hear