Brace yourselves for Jedward mark two.
Simon Cowell is reportedly pushing X Factor producers to find more novelty acts this series after last year’s serious line-up turned viewers off.
Err Shelley Smith anyone? No? Moving swiftly on…
According to The Sun, the 54-year-old music mogul is hoping this year’s show will have a Healthy injection of the fun factor.
A sneaky show insider revealed: “The X Factor has always thrived on its mix of good and wacky singers. But last year it got far too serious and, in turn, ratings suffered.
“Cowell has said the fun needs to be brought back into the show — and producers have been serving up a constant stream of oddballs that viewers are going to love.”
And apparently Simon’s dreams of the weird and wacky have already come true with acts auditioning so far including twins described as the female Jedward, a Myleene Klass lookalike and a chinese woman who served the judges a three-course banquet.
That’s one way to win them over.
So who were the ultimate novelty acts from the past ten years?
Let’s take a walk down memory lane…
Diva Fever (Series 7)
Known for: Excessive face fanning
2 Shoes (Series 8)
Known for: Irresponsible on stage driving
Kitty Brucknell (Series 8)
Known for: Low key performances
Chico (Series 2)
Known for: Snake hips
Same Difference (Series 4)
Known for: Downbeat and sombre personalities
Wagner (Series 7)
Known for: BONGOS
Jedward (Series 6)
Known for: Raw sexual magnetism
Rylan Clark (Series 9)
Known for: The best cry face in showbiz
Thanks for the memories, guys.