Simon Cowell is to sing on X Factor.
The music mogul is persuaded to show off his vocal talents by fellow talent show judge Kelly Rowland during auditions in Denver, Colorado, after being less than impressed with one wannabe's attempt at singing 1940s classic "Fools Rush In." Following the hopeful's rendition, judge Demi Lovato told them, "You would sound like what Simon sounds like when he sings."
Kelly then urged the 53-year-old star, who branded the auditions the "worst" day of try-outs ever, to sing the same song. Simon, who has always vowed to never sing in public, obliged and was praised by fellow judges Paulina Rubio and Demi, who said his rendition was "charming."
Kelly added, "I knew that voice was always there."
Gotye has slammed the Glee version of his hit "Somebody That I Used to Know."
The Australian singer and multi-instrumentalist's track was featured on a the show earlier this month, but he was less than impressed with the results: "They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals but the vocals were that pop Glee style, ultra-dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense, like it's playing to you from a cardboard box," he told Australia's The Sunday Mail.
WARNING: The clip above is not the censored version.
Although we had to sit through a rerun of Glee last night, we’ve got some interesting scoop Gwyneth Paltrow’s upcoming appearance.
Of the three or four songs that Paltrow will be doing on the series, one of them will be a cover of Cee Lo Green’s “F**k You.”
That may be about as far away from “Country Strong” as you can get.
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When you heard Glee was going to devote an entire episode to songs from Madonna, which tracks did you envision them singing?
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, actress Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) revealed her dream cover would be the dance hit “Ray of Light.” Meanwhile, she chose “Material Girl” for Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), “Open Your Heart” for Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) and “Frozen” for Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang)—since that was when Madonna was at her “most Goth place.” She also selected “Vogue” for Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams) because she figured it would allow the wheelchair-bound character to use his hands.
Until their actual songs are revealed, you can watch this preview of actress Dianna Agron (pregnant cheerleader Quinn Fabray) doing a rendition of “Papa Don’t Preach.”
Read More | E! Online
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