Annie Lennox has hit out at Simon Cowell's TV talent shows - branding the contests "dangerous" and "cruel".
The Eurythmics star insists she would never join the judging panel of a series such as American Idol or Britain's The X Factor - because of the devastating effect rejection can have on wannabe singers.
She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I think those types of shows are dangerous and cruel - they'll have a long-lasting effect on how people look at music.
"I understand their appeal, but there's no chance I'd ever be a judge. You have a panel of people basically giving you the thumbs up or down, and there's so much more to music than that."