Like us, you probably hate the X Factor. But like us, you probably can't tear your eyes away from it either. It's the pleasure/pain principle in full effect. We noticed this year that a lot of contestants were performing Oasis' not-exactly-seminal, 'Stop Crying Your Heart Out', or rather we noticed that a lot of the contestants shown on TV happened to be singing 'Stop Crying Your Heart Out'. "But why?" we asked ourselves.
BECAUSE LEONA LEWIS HAS DONE A COVER OF IT FOR HER NEW ALBUM THAT'S WHY!
So, everytime they played a version of it, usually sung by a perma-tanned young person, we were actually being primed for what will likely be a future single by a former winner. So, rather than have people go "oh, I feel like I should know this but I can't remember every having heard it before", they'll say "oh yeah, it's that song the guy with the ridiculous hair and the Top Man jewellery sang outside Simon's totally soulless mansion on one of the other shows".