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Simon Cowell Still Begging Lou Reed for Susan Boyle's Rendition

September 13, 2010 (1:45 am) GMT
Calling the move 'pathetic', the music mogul said during a radio interview, 'Well Lou, if you're listening, 'Do we have permission to put the song on next week?'

has lashed out at for allegedly refusing permission for Scottish singer to perform his "Perfect Day" anthem - branding the decision "pathetic". Boyle was left crushed and with a "heavy heart" after she was barred from covering the song on "" during rehearsals for the show last week.

A representative for Reed later insisted the former Velvet Underground frontman had nothing to do with the move to stop Boyle singing his song, blaming it on a licensing glitch in the American market. But music mogul Cowell, who discovered Boyle on his "" TV contest, refuses to believe Reed's excuse.

During an interview with BBC Radio 2, he says, "This is so petty, so pathetic. Loads of people have covered this song. This is a fantastic version. He's now saying, 'If I'd have known, I'd have given permission.' Well Lou, if you're listening, 'Do we have permission to put the song on next week?'"

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