Ed Sheeran 'To Write 2016 X Factor Winner's Single' But There's A Major Catch
A Honey G shaped catch.
It's been a long and cold year since Ed Sheeran laid down his microphone and announced he'd be taking a break from public life in 2016 to have a year off traveling all to himself. But at least he's apparently now set to make a comeback, if only through the medium of the 2016 X Factor Winner's Single.
Yep, apparently Simon Cowell has persuaded Ed to write this year's victorious contestant what's being described as a 'guaranteed Christmas number 1 single'.
In previous years the winner has usually recorded a cover, so it's an interesting move on Simon and record label Syco's part, but according to sources it's apparently a reaction to last year where winner Louisa Johnson only reached No.9 in the charts with her cover of Bob Dylan's Forever Young.
“Everything Ed does turns to gold. To have him write the winner’s song is huge and amazing news for this year’s winner," an insider apparently tells The Sun. “All the remaining contestants have heard the track and it works for the majority.
“They can’t believe potentially their first ever single will be written by Ed."
There is a catch though and two acts in particular apparently won't necessarily be taking on the track if they do end up winning the show.
“The only chance his song won’t get used is if 5Am or Honey G pull off a shock win," the insider explains. "Then bosses might need to consider another one of their options.”
Probably makes sense as we can't imagine Honey G rapping (or should we say wrapping?) over one of Ed's dainty piano ballads - although that doesn't mean we don't want to see it because we really, really do.
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