Skip to comments.Simon Cowell Grants Young Girl's Final Wish
Posted on 06/09/2010 5:33:30 PM PDT by woofie
Simon Cowell fulfilled five-year-old Bethany Fenton's final wish before she lost her battle with a brain tumor. She achieved her dream of singing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' for Cowell when she visited the 'Britain's Got Talent' studios in North London ahead of Saturday's finale on June 5 and even met some of the finalists in the competition. Following her exciting day, the young girl told UK's Daily Mail, "I loved them all, especially Kieran, who asked for my wristband to give us both luck ... Simon let me sing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' to him. He's so nice and I love him."
Last year, she was diagnosed with a grade three to four anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. A second MRI scan last year revealed the tumor had grown and began seriously affecting her.
The youngster fought the illness for over a year and had been through radiotherapy and chemotherapy. She passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 8, at the Helen House Hospice in Oxford after a sudden deterioration in her condition at home.
That was a pretty nice thing for him to do.....Good to see he has some heart....
Heart wrenching. Also I didnt know Simon Cowell had it in him, this changes my opinion vastly.
Me too. Though it's often hard to see, I always suspect that there's a pretty decent guy underneath all of Cowell's snarkiness.
Prayers for Bethany and her family
Who among us doesn't, from time to time?
It was recently revealed Cowell - who is believed to be worth $200 million - will leave $180 million to charity in his will.
The 48-year-old star, who has no children, will leave the mammoth sum to a selection of organizations helping children and animals.
beautiful.. Simon you rock!
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I have heard that people who have met Simon say that he is a nice guy in real life. So I’m not totally surprised by this story.
Watch American Idol go down the tubes next year without Simon.
That said, he has a big heart and is really, really a good guy.
Deeply touching story.
//Just because someone has the guts to tell the truth and not worry about what others think, doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings or a heart//
I have been there and that is true but I only saw the show few times so I did not have much to make an impression with.
Somebody, Simon, has to tell these morons the truth, “your singing is forgettable”.
Prayers for Bethany.
I love Simon. He’s an animal nut too. Being hot doesn’t hurt either.
He never struck me as mean on the show. His candor is just so unusual in this politically correct era that no one knows how to deal with it.
They lost me completely when they added Ellen, though.
“Just because someone has the guts to tell the truth and not worry about what others think, doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings or a heart.”
Exactly. You’d think conservatives would believe that telling the truth, tho it might hurt, would be preferable to leading someone on to believe s/he has talent when that is not the case.
The saddest contestants I’ve seen on American Idol are at the tryouts where there are those who’ve been assured all their lives that they have incredible talent, when they just don’t. Not unlike students who are told they are so bright, when in the bigger world they are, at best, average.
Infinite sadness... Wonderful beauty...
Good for you Simon.
Actually he has conservative leanings in his politics.
Simon’s a conservative. I saw a show on his life story, he started with nothing, worked for free just to get into the business, was a low level runner in the music business, scouted talent, went out on his own, made some money, then lost it all, and went from Mansions to back to living with his parents, got it together, went back out and made himself what he is today. Very hard worker, his life story is inspiring.
Good for Simon, our prayers go out to you little girl, God bless
I have to wonder if this dear sweet child had been the American health care system from the moment that her parents noticed that something was “off” about her, might she have been saved? I know nothing about the tumor that took her, but I have heard plenty about the system that cared for her.
Please Lord save our children from this regime and illnesses that can be cured. And bless Mr Cowell for the kindness showed to this child.
Simon’s telling the truth to the contestants who stink is a good thing. I don’t see why anyone thinks that would make him repulsive.
Amen to both!
I vaguely remember some of his life story now that you mention it. I knew there were more reasons to like the guy. Jeremy Clarkson is my other favorite Brit entertainer/performer/commentator/etc.
Simon Cowell does ALOT of good things for people, he makes a concerted effort of keeping it as quiet as possible because he is not doing it for the publicity but to help.
He might have a well cultivated image of being a heartless bastard, but he really is not.
Poor girl. R.I.P.
It was nice of him to do. I don’t think I could have done it without shedding a lot of tears. And, yes, I’m a guy.
“Let the little children come unto Me.”
I saw that show on Simon’s life, too...very inspiring story. Though his family was well off, I loved how his mother made him start out in the mail room if he wanted to work in the music biz. And how after he lost it all, he returned home to live with his folks without money to pay the cab fare.
Ouch, that strikes at one’s heart.
That’s the way it’s supposed to be done. As far as being honest, he knows firsthand how the music biz can “chew up and spit someone out”.
Here in L.A., one of my buddies works for Fox. Inside the studios, Simon Cowell is known as a good guy who talks to the crew when no one’s paying attention...Simon is also brutally honest.
The ones who are really hated are the “other 2” who are the primadonnas on the set.
Simon: Good on ya, mate. I had no clue as to who you really are, but glad as all get out that you helped this little girl achieve some sort of happiness in her life.
Yup. You'll notice that the ones who actually listen to what he tells them during the competition do much better than those who don't. Most of the time, a agree completely with what he had to say.
Randy? Kara? Ellen? Or Ryan? C'mon, spill it! :-D
That Simon-he’s such a softie underneath that cocky, tough exterior!
Very inspiring for all of us. You don’t have to have a lot to bring joy to someone.
What a kind thing to do for this little angel, may her family find comfort that she got to sing for her song.
We make deciscions that are some times unpopular, but in the end we are just human....
I'm glad Simon was able to help.
Thanks for the ping, Jonny~~
Truly heartwarming. I’ve always liked Simon—even when he pi$$es me off. ;^)