Simon Cowell may have blacklisted a few top names from performing on his newly launched stateside "X Factor." The blatant brute recently spoke to the UK's The Daily Mirror  about several chart-topping females' voices, as well as his former co-worker Ryan Seacrest.
"If you only ever heard Lady Gaga , she's the most boring singer in the world," Cowell said of the pop star, who has performed both on "American Idol" and the UK version of "X Factor" while Simon was on the judging panel.
"You've got to see her [Gaga] -- you need TV. Same with Beyoncé . Or Katy Perry . We're all about image. You have to have that X factor," he continued. Beyoncé had appeared on the finale of the 2008 season of "X Factor" to duet with finalist Alexandra Burke , while Perry sat next to Cowell as a guest judge during season nine "Idol" national auditions.
Cowell continued to push his new musical venture -- which will give the winner a recording contract and five million dollars -- by dissing the host of his former show, "Idol's" Ryan Seacrest, while upping "X Factor" host Steve Jones. "He's tall, dark, British -- he's basically completely the opposite of Ryan Seacrest. You've got to add in intelligent as well."
Simon's obviously back -- with an even bigger bite than before.
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