I don't know how they decide the order but there isn't a doubt in my mind that Simon can deliver the Kiss Of Death to a contestant. (Except for the lounge singer who seems impervious!)
I don't think I'll ever watch AI again if the fizzle wins but I have faith that he won't. He wouldn't sell a single CD, well that might be too strong, they might sell on the clearance table.
mattus, nice to meet you!