While watching AMERICAN IDOL last night, you may have noticed the cameras catching Simon Cowell roll his eyes after contestant Chris Richardson sent his condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy (see clip above). On a conference call theTVaddict just took part in, AMERICAN IDOL Executive Producer Ken Warwick wanted to the set record straight.
Turns out, Simon was rolling his eyes in response to Chris Richardson claiming that singing through his nose was an acceptable way of singing. In general, thanks to the incredibly loud audience directly on top of them, the judges rarely hear what the contestants say and that Simon was mortified to discover that his eye-roll had been misinterpreted and deeply regrets the tragedy that happened at Virginia Tech.
Other morsels that came out of today’s conference call: