The American Idol contestant who drenched sharp-tongued judge Simon Cowell in water wanted to humiliate him for "all the dreams he has shattered".

JONATHAN REA - who admits he has an awful singing voice - only entered the competition so he could get revenge on the music mogul for ruining so many people's pop ambitions.

He says, "I'm really proud. I did it for all those people with big dreams that he has shattered, leaving them in tears and ready to fling themselves out of the nearest window."

Texas native Rea hurled a cup of water over Cowell when he started giggling at his rendition of Shakira hit Underneath Your Clothes.

29/01/2004 17:28