Simon Cowell and the Top 6 were Oprah Winfrey’s guests today on her show. Simon answered Oprah’s questions via satellite from Las Vegas. His top 2 Idols are Melinda Doolittle and Jordin Sparks, but he’s not counting out LaKisha Jones, if she turns in more performances like her show-stopping “And I Am Telling You” from the semi’s. He likes Chris Richardson, because he is contemporary, and he thinks Blake Lewis is a pop star.
About the newly-eliminated Sanjaya Malakar, Simon says, “I miss him, probably in the same way as I would miss now my favorite horror movie…I don’t mean that nastily, because I like horror movies. But there’s a kind of like, ‘I hate it, I love it.’ And that’s how I felt about Sanjaya…He was a very sweet guy, quite entertaining, but a horrible singer.”
During the second segment, Oprah interviewed the Top 6 via satellite from the Idol studios in LA. You can watch the interview for yourself right here: