Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s decision to mime (or not to mime, depending on who you believe) may have upset a lot of people.
However, The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue – himself a former coach on X Factor rival The Voice, remember?! – is not one of those people and the reason is because she’s too hot for him to care!
Discussing her performance of I Don’t Care on The X Factor, he said: “She sang live with Gary Barlow and she got tanked for it! But when you look that good, you can do whatever the f**k you want! Hopefully she reads that!”
And his bandmate Mark Sheehan agrees: “Britney Spears got away with it for so long. Did anyone ever think Madonna was really singing? Suddenly because she is a judge on X Factor and she’s judging live performances… that’s the type of thing that’s going to keep kids happy. I don’t think anyone who is going out to see festivals is going to be worried about it.”
Discussing their own performance on The X Factor last weekend, the band – whose new single No Good In Goodbye is released on November 17th – the band admit they were nervous in front of show boss Simon Cowell (something we can TOTES appreciate must be difficult!).
Mark said: “It’s still another thing when you’re standing in front of Simon Cowell. It is! I want to not care, and I can act like I don’t care, but when he’s there!”
Danny added: “There’s so few spots on television for bands the other days. We’ve always just wanted to get up and show people what the album is like. Things like the X Factor – I know I was on The Voice – but f**k it, a lot of people watch The X Factor. I’m in the business of The Script, so there’s no shame in doing that.”
Good on ya, lads!
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