X Factor: Nicolo Festa refused to sing Britney Spears Womanizer
X Factor reject Nicolo Festa has admitted that he refused to perform Britney Spears’ Womanizer on Saturday night’s live show.
The 21 year old student from Treviso, Italy became the show’s first failure of 2010 at the weekend, as he was voted off and sent home just before boyband FYD.
He previously admitted that bad song choice probably contributed to his elimination (Nicolo performed Lady Gaga’s Just Dance), however he now insists that the track he had been originally assigned, was much worse.
Festa told Radio One:
“The first suggestion was [Britney Spears’s] ‘Womanizer’ and I said, ‘no chance on this Earth’. We agreed to do something that people would know.”
After listening back to his performance from Saturday night, Nicolo has urged fans NOT to download the track from iTunes.
“It was terrible, I just listened to the track on iTunes and I feel really ashamed,” he said. “It was the wrong song. It’s not my style.
“I would prefer it if people didn’t buy that track… I am mortified by that. I mean, I wouldn’t buy it.”