Six Singing Celebs Who Definitely Didn’t Have The X Factor

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Some familiar faces are currently doing battle on The X Factor: Celebrity – and we should probably be grateful. Because while the show, airing Saturday evenings on Virgin TV One, Virgin TV 103, has done a pretty good job of bringing in contestants who can sing their hearts out, it could have been a whole lot different; we’ve seen some stars on screen who haven’t quite hit the right notes! Who? Well, we hate to single some out…but we’ve done it anyway!



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Pierce Brosnan has no shortage of strong points – he was James Bond, for goodness sake! Singing, however, doesn’t necessarily seem to be one of them; the fact that he’s surrounded by a cast who seem far better suited to the task probably made him stand out even more!




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OK, ‘Smelly Cat’ is a jam – but there’s no room for one-hit wonders at the top table! We love Pheebs, but there’s probably a reason why she never went full-time with the music; somehow, we can’t see Simon and co. giving her the chance to either!



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Singing our way around the kitchen is something we can all relate to – but something tells us her operatic stylings might not transfer to the big stage all that well. Then again, a larger-than-life contestant has gone further than anyone thought possible on plenty of occasions; Wagner, Chico, shoutouts to you both!



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We adore ‘Let’s Go To The Mall’ – but the music business moves quickly, and Canada being about a decade behind the trends is probably going to count against Scherbatsky’s chances. Drag in her pal Jessica Glitter – played by Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger – and things might look up, though!




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This one’s a weird one – because if there’s one thing that Russell Brand’s rock god has in spades, it’s the X factor. What he doesn’t have, however, is the sort of tunes that could possibly be played during teatime telly! If the judges didn’t give him the hook, then the producers would – before the air turned blue!




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He’s now at home in the presenter’s chair for Pro14 rugby – having been resident on the wing for Ireland for the best part of a decade. It was after one of his most famous days that the Monaghan man decided to give us a blast of ‘Black Velvet Band’, at the homecoming following Ireland’s 2009 Grand Slam success. We’ll always love you, Tommy – but we’re glad you stuck to the rugby…


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