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Simon Cowell Takes A Cheap Shot At The Voice – Gasp! Is He Jealous?

May 17, 2012 09:00 AM by Lisa Princ

Simon Cowell is not one to sit and keep his mouth shut, we get it, but why does he feel the need to constantly put down his competition? Prior to the first season of The X Factor, the music mogul made numerous remarks about crushing rival singing show, American Idol, but was sadly proven wrong when his $5 million dollar show did not come close to Idol’s ratings. Now, Simon is taking aim at another singing series – The Voice on NBC. What kind of cheap shot did he take this time? Read on for more…

First it was American Idol, and now Simon Cowell is taking shots at The Voice - ugh, does it ever end? In speaking with a radio station on BBC, Cowell slammed the show, claiming: “I see a lot of shows trying to rip us off and you can’t do that. If you try and rip somebody off it always looks like a bad copy,” of The Voice. Cowell added fuel to the fire by going on to say: “That show puzzles me because it starts off by saying ‘right it’s all about the voice’ so my first thought is why is this not on radio. What’s the point of looking at them?”

It has been said that Simon Cowell was referring to the UK version of the show, but we can’t help but think that was a sneaky little jab against the US version as well, especially since The Voice and The X Factor are going to go head to head this fall. “When The Voice came along it’s kind of like ‘roll your sleeves up, we’re in for a bit if a punch-up here.’ I’m smiling now because we’re winning at the moment. I wasn’t so happy three weeks ago. But not to the point of any silliness,” Cowell added.

It certainly will be interesting to watch these two shows battle it out this fall, don’t you think? Comment and share your thoughts with us below!

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