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X-Factor bosses veto covers of chart-topping rockers

By | Published on Monday 3 February 2014

You Me At Six

Chart topping (as of yesterday) rockers You Me At Six have claimed that ‘X-Factor’ producers have vetoed contestants on the talent tosh-fest from covering their songs, on account of them not be famous enough.

The band’s frontman Josh Franceschi told the Daily Star last week that he has struck up a friendship with former ‘X’ champion James Arthur as a result of them both having the same vocal coach (yeah, Arthur’s voice has been coached don’t you know, though we don’t know whether that’s in singing).

Said Franceschi: “Me and our drummer Dan [Flint] were out with James and some other ‘X-Factor’ singers one night. A few of them are You Me At Six fans too. They’d really wanted to do one of our songs. However, the producers won’t allow rock songs to be performed unless it’s by famous bands like AC/DC”.

Which is a shame. If those ‘X-Factor’ bosses weren’t so strict, they could have had another Matt Cardle on their books.