''When you started to sing, the first thing that went through my mind was you sound like someone who should be singing on a cruise ship. And then halfway through the song, I imagined the ship sinking.'' to Ashley Hartman, after her Season 2 semifinal performance of ''Touch Me in the Morning''
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The cranky British judge is famous for his brutal honesty; here, we collect our favorite zingers from his first seven seasons of judging live 'Idol' performances