The reason why the judges didn’t like Josh’s rendition because they can’t imagine a husky-beardy-guy is singing a Rihanna song and envisioning the vibrant and revealing activities she did on the music video of ‘We Found Love’! Kinda.. yeah.. right Simon, inappropriate!
LA Reid: In the recoding world I could never really see you doing this song.
Nicole Scherzinger: You should how versatile and current you are.
Paula Abdul: You changed it, the production was brilliant.
Simon Cowell: The song was completely inappropriate.