Adrian feels that American Idol is the only show where a judge is more in the news than the contestants. And the judge in question is, of course, Simon Cowell. Love him or hate him, you have to have an opinion on him. Through the eight seasons, Simon Cowell has been a figure much feared, much talked about. Adrian feels that Simon Cowell’s attitude prepares the American Idol contestants to be ready for the big bad world outside. For Adrian, he’s more of a necessary evil. How does Simon Cowell come across to you? Do you think he says all he does to grab headlines or he has an underlying motive? Write in.