British music mogul Simon Cowell was nervous on his hit show American Idol for the very first time last week (ends21MAY04) - because he was in awe of guest judge Clive Davis.

Sharp-tongued Cowell, known for his often harsh criticism of singing hopefuls, admits he feared falling into disagreement with the J RECORDS boss when they sat together on the judge's panel.

He says, "I thought I was going to be (intimidated) and actually I liked it. It's an awkward situation because he is a legend in the music industry, so when you've got him sitting next to you you're thinking, 'Well what happens if I disagree with him?' That's kind of awkward isn't it?

"But he was actually really cool."

23/05/2004 21:16