The X Factor Winner’s Song Is Proving Very Controversial

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.

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As expected, there are a few people who are a teeny bit unhappy with the reported decision (to say the least).

> Simon Cowell has reportedly made a pretty unpopular choice


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 Dylan released Forever Young in 1974


‘Bob stands for everything that The X Factor does not, which means hearing the track will be tough for many musos to go through.’

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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