Simon Cowell is no fan of “World Idol.”
The competition over the holidays among winners of “Pop Idol” contests in different countries didn’t really work, said the caustic judge from “American Idol.”
“I hated it,” he said Friday. “I didn’t see the point, if I’m being honest with you.”
Norway’s Kurt Nilsen won the contest in something of an upset over Kelly Clarkson of the United States, who didn’t seem particularly thrilled to be there.
“They’ve all won,” Cowell said. “You’re making, you know, 10 winners losers, and the point was that Kelly had paid her dues.”
“She didn’t lose,” he said. “She already won.”
The new season of “American Idol” premiered Monday on Fox.