LONDONeye S IMON COWELL is not famous for his unbridled praise of amateur singers, but he was clearly taken with his latest protge last night -- a 35-year- old mother of one from Croydon. The X Factor judge was on his feet and cheering after listening to an enthusiastic rendition of Michael Jacksons Billie Jean. Perhaps it was because the song was a tribute to the late entertainer. More likely, however, was that the amateur singer in question was Kate Moss. Kates karaoke performance was at the Beth Ditto clothing range launch party at Sketch in Mayfair. The Gossip singer has designed a col- lection for high street store Evans. Were told: Before Kate started singing she told the crowd, This is for you Michael and started singing Billie Jean on a PlayStation SingStar. Determined to remain the centre of attention, Kate then dragged Beth up to sing with her. Our spy added: They sang David Bowies Space Oddity and Simon Cowell walked in towards the end and gave them a huge cheer. Indeed, Cowell was so impressed that he and Kate were seen deep in conversa- tion after the performance. Perhaps the supermodel was trying to secure a record deal. She certainly has a penchant for grabbing the microphone at any given oppor- tunity, even if it ruffles a few feath- ers in the process. She reportedly annoyed the non-Pete Doherty members of Babyshambles by taking the stage whenever possible -- and Alison Mosshart is very keen to keep her in the wings when playing with Kates boyfriend Jamie Hince in The Kills. But Kates persistence is perhaps paying off. She brought the house down two weeks ago at Caf De Paris, with a rendition of Summertime backed by Pink Floyds Dave Gilmour. And last nights karaoke was enjoyed by guests including Sir Philip Green and his wife, Gok Wan, Yasmin Le Bon -- and especially Jamie Hince. Our spy said: When Kate finished, Jamie gave her a huge hug. Maybe there might be room for her in The Kills after all... Who we saw doing what with who last night... Thursday, 2 July 2009 London Lite Karaoke Kates a hit with Cowell...Simonsstandingovation Yetanotherbig signingforPhil WHEN it comes to attracting stars to design clothing ranges, Sir Philip Green has a knack. He already has Kate Moss working for him at Topshop, and last night launched a new range for high street store Evans -- which caters to larger sizes -- by ber-cool singer Beth Ditto (right with Green). One guest at the launch, however, was model Daisy Lowe, left, who probably wont be shopping at Evans any time soon. Deep in conversation: Kate Moss and Simon Cowell last night, and, above, Kate in action H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html