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- Posted on Nov 16th 2009 11:30AM by John D. Luerssen
"'The X Factor' is a preposterous show and you have judges who have no recognizable talent apart from self-promotion, advising them [contestants] what to wear and how to look," snipped Sting, who dismissed it as "televised karaoke." "It is appalling. I am sorry but none of those kids are going to go anywhere, and I say that sadly."
Cowell hit back at Sting on Saturday night's episode of 'The X Factor' and challenging him to prove himself on the show. "I'm probably going to get into trouble for this," Cowell said. "If I may just mention something Sting said in the papers about these contestants and past contestants being a bunch of karaoke no-hopers ... I'm going to take exception to that."
"I think this show and other shows have given people like Leona [Lewis] and Susan Boyle a chance," he continued. "And I'm going to extend an invitation to Sting to come on the show and impart his knowledge."