Simon Cowell rubbed salt in the wounds of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber after he joked that the composer should hire an X Factor contestant to replace Nicole Scherzinger in Cats.
The music mogul, 56, made the dig at the 68-year-old-fashioned composer who was "frustrated" taking into account Nicole dropped out of his West End play a portion to reprise her role as a arbitrate after 23-year-antique KM from Thailand sang the pop star's favourite appearance, Memory, from the musical.
Nicole joined in following KM as he struggled to hit the comments of the ballad and after the rendition, Simon gave his verdict, maxim: "Look,
I think it probably didn't go exactly where you thought it was going to go, but I as soon as you. But this is not for you, appropriately it is a no today.
"Don't vibes too bad, how many people profit to sing Memory gone this one."
Pointing at Nicole, he teasingly added: "Showed you occurring. If I was Andrew Lloyd Webber, this one out, that one in."
But Simon couldn't resist looking straight into the camera and giving spectators at residence a cheeky wink, and saying That's for you, Andrew.
Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne cracked up but Nicole was notably mortified and covered her mouth to the fore she exploded into a fit of giggles.
Simon's ridiculousness follows Andrew publicly slamming the brunette beauty for ditching her role as Grizabella in 'Cats' just a week by now it was due to go re the subject of Broadway.
Elsewhere in The X Factor, 39-year-primordial Rebecca Ryan got four yeses after she wowed the judges gone a down rendition of Sarah
McLachlan's 1997 hit In The Arms of An Angel.
The single mum from Tamworth, had a wedding album unity aged 17 but was dropped from her label and is looking concentrate on to second inadvertent at chart feint.