The first audition show X Factor UK aired tonight on ITV, and there’s chatter on the internets following the debut are from peeps wondering if the contestants were autotuned or not.
If they were, it was a waste of time, because pretty much all the contestants sucked. Even young student Gamu Nhengu–originally from Zimbabwe and now living with her parents in Scotland–was like a mediocre American Idol reject.
Everybody else was a joke. However, somewhat amusing was the last audition of the night, Shirlena Johnson, who did her own very special take on Duffy’s “Mercy”. Check it out after the jump.
Oh, and was it pity that moved Simon to advance fame whore Katie Waisal? Even her backstory wasn’t very interesting.
Videos after the JUMP…
Stephen Hunter – Disco Inferno
Gamu Nhengu – Walking On Sunshine
Jahm – Bad Romance
Katie Waisal – We Are the Champions/At Last
G & S – Don’t Stop Believing
Shirlena Johnson – Mercy