Michael Bublé: The X Factor’s Simon Cowell shattered my confidence

Singer says he was "done" after a roll of the eyes from the media mogul on American Idol in 2007

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Michael Bublé’s confidence was destroyed by a crushing look from Simon Cowell, he has admitted in an exclusive interview for Radio Times.

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The swing singer said he felt flat after the media mogul rolled his eyes in apparent dismissal of his performance on American Idol in 2007.

“I had to sing Call Me Irresponsible in front of 20 million people,” he said.  “And the first thing I saw when I got on stage was Simon Cowell.”

He added: “I sang about four lines and he looked at me and did this [rolls his eyes dismissively] and that was it, I was done. It killed me. My confidence dropped.”

Bublé later learned from Dannii Minogue that it was probably unintentional, but the damage had been done.

“I’m so sensitive I took it as a rejection,” said Bublé, adding: “Anyway, every time I’ve ever talked to him since then he’s been incredibly nice.”

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Read the whole interview with Michael Bublé in this week’s issue of Radio Times magazine, on sale now.