Michael Bublé: 'Simon Cowell killed my confidence on stage'
Canadian crooner Michael Bublé has revealed that noticing music mogul Simon Cowell's reaction to his performance on American Idol "killed" his confidence completely.
Referring to his rendition of 'Call Me Irresponsible', which he sang in front of around 20 million people on 2007's run of American Idol, the superstar explained to the Radio Times that Cowell's presence in the crowd threw him off entirely and diminished his stage presence:
"I had to sing 'Call Me Irresponsible' in front of 20 million people. And the first thing I saw when I got on stage was Simon. I sang about four lines and he looked at me and did this (he rolls his eyes) and that was it, I was done."
"It killed me. My confidence dropped... I become aloof (when I lose my confidence). I get the attitude of, 'Oh really? Well, f**k you. You don't like me? Then go f**k yourself. I'm just gonna do whatever.'"
"If you watch the clip on YouTube, I'm so aloof I look bored. And it became quite a thing for me in America because all the news agencies started to report that I was drunk. But I'm such a control freak I would never drink before going on stage."
Watch Bublé's American Idol performance in full below:
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