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.
Whether these songs will really be banned from "The X Factor USA" remains to be seen and heard, but regardless, I think Simon left quite a few egregious offenders off the list. Reality Rocks' blacklist is as follows:
Phil Collins - "Against All Odds"
Bill Withers - "Ain't No Sunshine"
Jennifer Holliday - "And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going"
Elton John - "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"
Nina Simone - "Feeling Good"
Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah"
Gavin DeGraw - "I Don't Want To Be"
Aerosmith - "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
John Lennon - "Imagine"
Seal - "Kiss From A Rose"
The Beatles - "Let It Be"
Janis Joplin - "Piece Of My Heart"
Judy Garland - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"
Which songs would you never want to hear on "American Idol," "The X Factor," or any other talent show?
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