Mika has spoken out about the time Simon Cowell criticised his songwriting ability.
The singer, who topped the charts with his single 'Grace Kelly', revealed that Simon was unimpressed with his music when he met the 'X Factor' judge a few years ago.
Mika told Attitude magazine, "I had a meeting with Simon a few years back. He said my songs weren't very good and I wasn't a songwriter."
"Then I spotted a gold disc for the Teletubbies single to the left of him and thought, 'This is possibly not the man for me.'"