What Would Simon Say About American Idol Performances Contest

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011; 6:28 PM

Are you tired of all the kind words and softball reviews on the 2011 edition of American Idol? Do you have what it takes to tell Celebritology readers how the Idol contestants really perform each week the way former judge Simon Cowell would have if he hadn't decided to switch gigs? Prove it by posting your review of each week's worst Idol performance in Simon's style in the comment thread of Celebritology's weekly WWSS Contest blog post. We'll highlight your review in a followup post and offer you our profound thanks for bringing some much needed meanness back to our Idol experience.

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Decide which Idol contestant performed most atrociously each week, write a brief review of that performance written in the style of former Idol judge Simon Cowell, and post it in the Comment thread of that week's WWSS Contest item in Celebritology. (Contest items will be posted on whichever day of the week Idol fans get to vote on contestant performances, usually a Tuesday or Wednesday.) Entrants agree not to submit inappropriate content, content that infringes upon or violates the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of any person or establishment; is libelous or defamatory; is obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit; violates a person's right to privacy; violates any local, state, national, or international law; contains or advocates illegal or violent acts; degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification; is predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass; contains advertising or solicitation of any kind; or misrepresents your identify or affiliation and or impersonates others.

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