'X Factor': Emily Middlemas And Freddy Parker Switch Songs At The Last Minute

Emily felt her Britney song was 'dated'. Y'what??

There have been some last-minute changes to this weekend’s first round of ‘X Factor’ live shows, with not one but two acts changing their song choice at the eleventh hour.

From Simon Cowell’s girls category, Emily Middlemas announced on Friday (8 September) that she was switching her song, just a day before the first live show.

After previously being revealed to be performing Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’, the teenage hopeful revealed she had a change of heart because she felt the song was “dated”.

<strong> Emily Middlemas</strong>
Emily Middlemas

Besides, how could she compete with this?

Meanwhile, Freddy Parker’s mentor, Nicole Scherzinger, also had a 180 on his song choice, as she felt it didn’t represent him well enough as an artist.

He said: “Even though I was happy with the song and I was really up for performing it - it’s a really uplifting positive song and I did feel like I could connect with the audience - I agree with Nicole. I don’t think it expressed me the best so I am happy with changing it.”

<strong>Freddy Parker</strong>
Freddy Parker

The first ‘X Factor’ live shows will kick off on Saturday (8 October) at 8pm on ITV, though some viewers are already unhappy with the judges’ picks.

Sharon Osbourne was recently forced to speak out to defend her act, Honey G, when some fans suggested the aspiring rapper was taking up a spot that could have gone to a more talented act.

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