So apparently Simon Cowell has already chosen The X Factor winner’s song – and it’s quite controversial.
According to The Sun, the 56-year-old wants his champion to release a cover of Bob Dylan’s 1974 hit Forever Young.
As expected, there are a few people who are a teeny bit unhappy with the reported decision (to say the least).
One Twitter user commented: ”Forever Young – Bob Dylan’ to be the X factor winners song, not havin that,’ while another angrily wrote: ‘F*** off with the X factors winners song being Bob Dylan’s forever young. Dylan stands against everything X factor is…’
A particularly upset Dylan fan added: ‘The X factor can ruin TV and ruin the Christmas charts.. But covering Bob Dylan is one step too far. Please let this format die.’ Eek!
But it seems Simon knew that the choice would prove unpopular among some viwers, with a source revealing: ‘Simon is aware that the song choice will split opinion.
‘Some will argue he is introducing Bob and the song itself to a new, younger audience. But arguably the majority will feel the opposite.
‘Bob stands for everything that The X Factor does not, which means hearing the track will be tough for many musos to go through.’
How does Forever Young match up with past winners’ songs? Let’s take a trip down memory lane…
2004: Steve Brookstein – Against All Odds
2005: Shayne Ward – That’s My Goal
2006: Leona Lewis – A Moment Like This
2007: Leon Jackson – When You Believe
2008: Alexandra Burke – Hallelujah
2009: Joe McElderry – The Climb
2010: Matt Cardle – When We Collide
2011: Little Mix – Cannonball
2012: James Arthur – Impossible
2013: Sam Bailey – Skyscraper
2014: Ben Haenow – Something I Need