American R&B star Usher has been lined up to perform on tonight’s X Factor results show.
Before the appearance, the OMG singer admitted that he was delighted to be singing on such a hugely popular series. He told The Mirror:
“X Factor will be perfect and fun. I don’t want to be on a panel where I need to judge somebody. I love touring and introducing a new artist but I don’t want to be in charge of somebody’s future.”
Usher will be singing a track from his new album ‘Raymond vs Raymond,’ which was released earlier this year.
We find the star a little hypocritical, as he is happy to use the X Factor as a vehicle to promote his new tour and album, after he slammed the genre of musical reality TV shows earlier this year. Speaking to The Guardian in May he said:
“The true art form of music is being lost, because it seems so easy that everyone can do it, and that it can happen overnight. Television is a lie. It can’t happen overnight. The artist who thinks that it can just comes and goes. The reason why great singers cannot exist in this time is maybe because they’re not properly managed, and maybe they don’t understand the full gamut of what being an entertainer is.
“We’re dealing with an industry that is slowly but surely dying, every day,” he continues. “So [a manager] finds someone with a great look, and it’s, ‘Wow, let’s make him sound great, so we can sell some records.’ Then there’s the record companies that’s mass-producing these versions of these people; versions of this broken art. While it works, because it sells records, it damages the business.”
With those words in mind, tonight’s performance was a bit of a sell out was it not? Leave your comments below.