Dannii Minogue sings You're So Vain for Simon Cowell's surprise 50th birthday bash!

Posted by Dean Piper On July 29th, 2009

It’s one of the toughest questions in showbiz. What do you buy as a gift for the man who’s got everything?
Especially if said man is X Factor and American Idol judge Simon Cowell! Not only does Mr Cowell have class he’s also exceedingly hard to please. Simon’s a man that likes control in every aspect of his life and continually has a finger in every pie.
But the star was overwhelmed last night at a surprise joint 50th birthday bash with his best girlfriend Jackie St Claire. The mogul had no idea festivities for Jackie’s 50th birthday were going to be extended for him as he arrived at the bash in west¬† on Saturday night. And instead of spending a fortune on a fancy watch or a yacht, Jackie decided organised a dazzling performance featuring some of the music stars closest buddies.
Dannii Minogue, Amanda Holden, Strictly Come Dancing’s Bruno Tonioli and Louis Walsh cheekily mimed along to the Carly Simon chartopper You’re So Vain whilst the X Factor star stood open mouthed in shock.
A mole reveals: “Jackie went to extraordinary lengths to organise the bash for Simon. She even told the guys performing they were singing for her – but it turned out they were there for Simon. She knew the performance would really make him laugh. Dannii took the lead vocals and the others came out providing the comedy for the show. Simon was in a fit of giggles throughout – especially when Louis came out and minced along to the words. It was a fabulous surprise for him.”
Simon was clearly thrilled that the secret joint white-themed bash that I’m told she’s been working on for “months”¬† managed to stay a secret. My mole continues: “Dannii, Amanda and the boys were told during the week to learn the lyrics ahead of the bash so that they could perform it. Simon is always able to laugh at himself so the song really was the best choice. He is so vain – but unlike some – he actually is the first to admit it! So it was the perfect joke.”
Simon, who actually turns 50 in October but is likely to be too busy with X Factor to celebrate with all his friends together, partied the night away before a final performance from Britain’s Got Talent dancers Stavros Flatley.
I hope a fun night was had by all and you both had a fabulous surprise birthday, Monsieur Cowell and Mademoiselle St Claire!

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