Simon Cowell thinks controversial teen Rebecca Black is a genius

Girl Friday: Rebecca Black's had a busy week
Girl Friday: Rebecca Black's had a busy week

Rebecca Black’s debut single Friday was released online this week and quickly became acknowledged as the “worst song ever”. In a short space of time 26million people have viewed the video.

Now X Factor boss Simon Cowell has bucked the trend by declaring the 13-year-old a “genius” and saying he wants to meet her.

The American schoolgirl is said to be working on a follow up to the heavily auto-tuned Friday.

On Twitter Rebecca said: “We're currently writing another song. It does not have to do with weekdays, or months, or numbers or colours. Throwin' that out there."

Talking to Entertainment Week, Simon Cowell – who made a fortune managing and recognising pop acts – said: “I think it's genius. The fact that everyone's getting upset about it is hysterical.

"It's what we call a 'hair-dryer song', a song girls sing into their hair dryers as they're getting ready to go out. But the fact that it's making people so angry is brilliant.

"I want to meet her. Anyone who can create this much controversy within a week, I want to meet. I love people like that."


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