Elton John made it very clear in a recent radio interview with Radio Times how he feels about the state of songwriting and TV “talent” competitions. The music legend pulled no punches stating, “Songwriters today are pretty awful, which is why everything sounds the same. Contemporary pop isn’t very inspiring.” That hasn’t stopped him from dueting with Lady GaGa who is arguably one of the most blatant musical contrivances of our time. The two recently collaborated on the song “Hello, Hello”.
John went on to say, “Also I don’t want to be on television. It’s become boring, arse-paralysingly brain crippling. I like Simon Cowell, but what he does is TV entertainment.” So no chance of him on America’s Got Idol Talent anytime soon. BUT he did tell Entertainment Weekly he is helping Glee star Matthew Morrison on his new album.