Simon Cowell Criticizes Billie Eilish Songs During “America’s Got Talent”

“you should see me in a crown” and “bad guy” evidently do not have Simon Cowell’s approval.

Marina Mazepa on AGT (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Billie Eilish has emerged as one of the biggest names in music, and her song “bad guy” just hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Not everyone, however, is on board with the artist’s unique brand of pop. Simon Cowell criticized two Billie Eilish songs while judging performances on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent.”

The criticism first came following contortionist Marina Mazepa’s routine, which was set to Eilish’s “you should see me in a crown.”

“I hated the music,” said Cowell, who also felt that Mazepa’s otherwise acclaimed routine “got boring.”

Later, Cowell levied another musical criticism against Light Balance Kids, who performed a light-up dance routine to Eilish’s “bad guy” and Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker.”

“I didn’t like the music,” said Cowell, prior to criticizing other aspects of the performance.

When fellow judge Howie Mandel confronted Cowell about his stance on Billie Eilish (“how could you not like the Billie Eilish song”), Cowell offered a dismissive facial reaction.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Normani’s “Motivation” Ranks As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

Ally Brooke, Lauren Alaina, Ray Lewis, More Confirmed For Dancing With The Stars 28