Madonna turns down The X Factor

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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."


The multi-million selling American singer-songwriter, actress, director and entrepreneur performs pop in support of her album MDNA.


1. Francis C10 Dec 2014, 10:11pm Report

Good for her. She's MADONNA. She knows the value of name brand and is fully aware appearing on the program would be like Armani allowing K-Mart to sell their fashions. Simon Cowell is a delusional queen high as a crystal meth mountain palace in the Alps on his own self image: he was nobody when she premiered, he will never be her equal, and he is nobody now. In a way, how dare he even ASK her?

Madonna gave the perfect answer. The only one better she could have given him is, "Sure I'll appear for you. Same day (as) you come out."

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