Scott Brown: Give Ayla Another Shot on Idol
Senator-elect appeals to Simon Cowell on daughter's behalf
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2010 3:27 PM CST

(Newser) – Scott Brown thought Simon Cowell's 2006 critique of daughter Ayla's performance on American Idol was "kind of harsh," but he'd still like the Fox impresario to give his offspring another chance. "Ayla actually respects Simon greatly about his critiquing," the senator-elect from Massachusetts told Barbara Walters in an interview that aired today on ABC's This Week. "If you actually listen to what he says" about the then-17-year-old, whom Cowell called "robotic," says her dad, "it was right"