X Factor Finalists To Record 5 Different Winners Songs
For the first time in XF history, SiCo has decided they won't sing the same track...
Simon Cowell has allegedly picked five different winners' songs for each of The X Factor finalists for the first time in the show's history, according to reports.
The Mirror has claimed that the music mogul is ditching old methods of getting the contestants to record the same track for their winners single, after last years champ Joe McElderry failed to hit the Christmas No.1 spot with his cover of the Miley Cyrus song, The Climb, following an internet campaign against him.
SiCo is reportedly taking no chances this time around, and has apparently spent over £1 million on securing the five different tracks for the remaining XF hopefuls to have as their winners' single.
Cowell is said to have already sent Cher Lloyd, Mary Byrne, Matt Cardle, Rebecca Ferguson and his act, One Direction, into the studio to lay down their vocals for the songs, with reports suggesting that they will shoot their first solo videos in the next few days.
A show source told the tabloid: “No expense is being spared.”
Meanwhile, 17-year old Cher is said to have thrown yet another diva strop, causing her to miss the London premiere of the Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyager of the Dawn Treader, on Tuesday evening.
Speaking about why Cher was absent from the premiere, an insider told The Mirror: "Cher was all scheduled to go but threw a massive strop at the last minute."
They added: "She’s paranoid she’s going home and her dream will be over. Everyone was set to go but she sat in her room in the dark crying her eyes out.”
51-year old Mary also missed the event after coming down with a throat infection, much like Matt Cardle, who fears he may "lose his voice" before Saturday's live show.