Using his newfound fame and ABC News as a platform, Senator-elect Scott Brown is calling on Fox's premier reality TV show to give his daughter one more chance.


In the midst of an otherwise substantive interview Sunday with ABC's Barbara Walters, she asked Senator Brown (R-Mass) what he would like to say to American Idol judge Simon Cowell.

His daughter Ayla Brown was eliminated as a semi-finalist on American Idol's 2005 season. Cowell called then-17-year-old Brown's performance "robotic and empty."

"I would love for him to have her on the show again," her father told ABC's Barbara Walters Sunday.

"You're asking him to please give her another chance?" she asked.

"I would love it," he replied. "There is life after 'Idol.' Ayla actually respects Simon greatly, about his critiquing, even though he was kind of harsh. What he says, if you actually listen to what he says, it was right."

This video is from ABC's This Week, broadcast Jan. 31, 2010.

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