I know!!! People act like it was the first person on the face of the planet that was homely that could sing. If you think that Simon and those other two didn't know she couldn't sing than i have a bridge to sell you. They are clever at marketing certain people and that was well played. Look at the popularity now.Here I go throwing cold water, but . . . I guess I just don't get her appeal. What is it that is so amazing that there are homely folks out there who have reasonably good voices? Have people never seen an opera?