The title says it all really. The whole “George Michael appearing on X-Factor” story is worse than I thought. I should have known, given it happens every year… but the point is this: stars appearing on the X-Factor final won’t simply be singing alone as they do throughout the series. Instead, they’ll be duetting with the contestants.
So, will George be one of the super-stars? I don’t know, but I do know the final contracts were signed yesterday, so if he’s in, there’s no getting out of it now. The current rumors are that the line up is: Chris Martin, George Michael, Paul McCartney. The X-Factor final will be spread across Saturday and Sunday, with each of the three finalists doing five performances.
The big question in my mind is: will there be enough time to properly rehearse the duets? Rehearsals are really important if they’re going to be singing live, on a live show. Or, will they take the easy way out, and just mime the duets to pre-recorded vocals?