Is Neil Patrick Harris the New Simon Cowell?
The How I Met Your Mother star planned to give Simon Cowell some competition on American Idol.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
We love Neil Patrick Harris for his boyish good looks and comedic instincts, but NPH said he wanted to show off his mean side as a guest judge on American Idol.
“My goal is to shatter the dreams of thousands. If I make two to three thousand people cry, I have done my job,” he said.
Neil took his guest judging job very seriously and was sure to comment on each and every person who auditioned. Of the 11,000 people who turned up to the Dallas audition session, only 31 made it to Hollywood.
He even came close to a fight with Simon Cowell: “Do I get to say something?” he said to Idol’s top villain when talked over him. “Jeez-louise, you invite a guest judge on…”