Friday, October 25, 2013
Elton to Appear on 'Brain-Crippling' X Factor
The singing legend previously denounced the ITV show as ‘boring, a**e-paralysingly brain crippling’, admitting he was not a fan of TV talent shows.
However reports suggest he is now being lined up for an appearance on the X Factor stage after Sharon Osbourne managed to persuade him.
The Rocket Man singer will also serve as mentor to the remaining acts ahead of his performance.
Elton has said in the past he would ‘not have lasted’ if he had joined the judging panel of X Factor or a similar show – and issued a stark warning to the programme’s more successful acts.
‘TV vaults you to superstardom and then you have to back it up,’ he said.
‘Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke are at the mercy of the next song they can get. It’s important that they write their own songs, so they’re not at the mercy of anyone. Contemporary pop isn’t very inspiring.’
This coming weekend will feature appearances from both The Wanted and Lady Gaga, who will perform her new track Venus.