Madonna turns down The X Factor
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 December 2014
Madonna has reportedly turned down the chance to perform on 'The X Factor' final, despite the pleas of head judge Simon Cowell
Madonna has turned down the chance to perform on 'The X Factor' final.
The 56-year-old singer has reportedly refused to appear on the ITV singing competition despite the pleas of head judge Simon Cowell.
A source revealed: "There are very few people in the music world who Simon can't appeal to. He has made no secret of the fact that he is desperate to get Madonna on board but she just won't do it.
"The 'X Factor' final is one of the biggest shows on the planet and a great platform for anyone who wants to sell records. It is a big blow to the final."
For the last episode of the reality show, it is thought the remaining contestants - Fleur East, Ben Haenow and Andrea Faustini - will be joined by the boyband One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, although there are rumours that Simon is hoping to secure an extra act to amp up the star factor.
The source told The Sun newspaper: "They have already got some absolutely brilliant names in One Direction, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran. They are three of the biggest stars of the moment but none of them has that real wow factor and One Direction are already so closely associated with The X Factor.
"A huge American star such as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera or Rihanna makes people's jaws drop to the floor."