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Songs Most Frequently Ruined on X-Factor

Through the years, it has emerged that contestants vying for that top spot on Britain's X-Factor tend to favour certain songs. Of course, the great singers like Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis and JLS pull it off every time. 

On the other hand, many of the not-so-talented contestants drag otherwise enjoyable songs in the mud, work them into the slush with the bottom of their shoes, spit on them then walk away on the Cowell of shame. 
Below is the list of songs contestants in the X-Factor auditions frequently insist on singing then get completely wrong.

Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone

Mariah Carey - Hero 

Even without the tiring embellishments Mariah Carey forces into her songs, this track is mighty hard to sing. X-Factor's contestants nevertheless, in a stupor of dual-personality, fail to vocally deliver the sounds they think they hear inside their heads when they sing. If you think I'm being too harsh, check out the guy below who's allegedly singing Hero. At least he's got the up and down (inside out, right-side back) embellishment at the end of his words in typical Mariah Carey fashion. 

French Guy (Fouad Djaoublia) singing Mariah. Please (don't) laugh out too loudly.

Christiana Aguilera - You're Beautiful

This is another one of the songs that pop up year after year completely ruined by X-Factor contestants in the auditions. No one does Lady Christina like she does. When you've got a frog-related kink to your voice, this is not the song to pick. You might be beautiful and you may think that Cheryl and Danii are, but please don't tell them in song. Not because her voice sounds beautiful in your head ...(you know the rest).

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You 

In fact, anything by Whitney should be banned on the X-Factor auditions. One has to be an amazingly good singer to face Simon Cowell and belt out a Whitney in perfect key. Meanwhile, Whitney is still singing the first line of her song. Please, please get on with it, girl. We all know that you can sing. We don't want to wait a whole minute for you to finish that one word.

Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You

You know, he and Michael Buble are my favourite male singers on earth! Evidently, a lot of people agree with me that Robbie is fantastic. Why else would so many of them try singing this song on the X-Factor auditions. I've seen groups, boys, girls and everyone in between have a go at this track. A few of them have been okay, but hundreds have tried and failed - miserably. Sing us out, Robbie!


•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Another great selection, Anne! I have to confess that I laugh so hard at the French guy, but also admire his courage to stand up like that..

dabrah said...

Anne you are so right, some of these people really do murder songs. I loved your description of what they do which ended with " and walk away on the Cowell of shame "
Beautifully put!

Glynis Peters said...

Oh that brightened my day, courage and faith in yourself is what that young French guy showed.

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