Secret X Factor list revealed
A secret 'X Factor' list issued to talent scouts working for the ITV show has been revealed and asks for singers comparable to Cher Lloyd and Olly Murs.
'X Factor' bosses have issued a secret list to talent scouts to find stars comparable to popular past contestants Olly Murs and Cher Lloyd.
The 13-point list, which was sent by senior producers on the ITV talent programme, shows what TV bosses are looking for, including, 'a very camp group', 'a cool young choir', 'young bad boys' and 'a man-of-the-people male singer'.
The list, revealed by The Sun newspaper, also asks scouts to find a new Cher, Olly and Wagner and begs: "Please, please send over any new suggestions and we can queue jump them all."
A source said: "It's a farce. The idea the public have the same opportunities as these scouted acts is preposterous."
The person who wrote the list thanked scouts for the acts they had already put forward and asked them to "concentrate" on the new list as auditions continue with judges Mel B, Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.
The list - which has been blamed on an "over-zealous employee" - also asks for 'rockers', whether they are good or bad, 'a female diva', an act similar to 2009 contestant Stacey Solomon, 'young sassy girls', 'a boy with a great story who is cute and talented' and 'groups'.
An 'X Factor' spokesman said: "No one is fast-tracked or given preferential treatment. This year we have had tens of thousands of people enter the show."
Auditions are set to take place in Newcastle and Edinburgh in coming weeks, after three days at London's Emirates Stadium.