Fatu shamelessly made a pitch to Cowell, whom she called Mr. Simon, that he give her the golden buzzer before she had even sung a note. Rather than being put off by her, the crusty Cowell’s heart melted, especially after she delivered a surprisingly polished version of the Frank Sinatra classic “My Way.” As he readily admitted, “We weren’t expecting that.”
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Cowell continued, effusive in his praise: “You are hilarious. I want you to date my son.