London, (ANI): Sir Elton John has described today's songwriters as
'pretty awful,' but says he admires singers Lily Allen, Amy
Winehouse and Lady Gaga.
"Songwriters today are pretty awful, which is why everything
sounds the same. Contemporary pop isn't very inspiring," the BBC
quoted him as saying. Sir Elton also said he admired stars such as
Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga, but added: "It's important
they write their own songs, so they're not at the mercy of
The singer, who insists he is not a fan of TV talent shows, told
the Radio Times he refused to be a judge on American Idol because I
won't slag anyone off and also found TV boring.
"I'm not a fan of talent shows. I probably wouldn't have lasted
if I'd gone on one," he said. "Also I don't want to be on
television. It's become boring... I like Simon Cowell (creator of X
Factor), but what he does is TV entertainment. TV vaults you to
superstardom and then you have to back it up, which is hard. (X
Factor winners) Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke are at the mercy of
the next song they can get," he added.