The Simon Effect? 'X Factor' Judges Harsher Than the Season 10 Idol Crew

The X-Factor is in full swing now, and by all accounts the judges have been much tougher than those on American Idol or The Voice. Reporters have been allowed into the auditorium where Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, and Nicole Scherzinger are listening to auditions, and while the press has been instructed not to take any direct quotes, the general story is the same: Simon and co. are not the touchy-feely panel of Idol, The Remix.The New York Post caught up with Simon outside the auditorium,...


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