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Putting David Bowie on The X Factor moment

Thursday November 25, 2010 at 3:22pm
Is no song safe from Simon Cowell? On The X Factor last weekend, the finalists debuted their annual single, a mass singalong of David Bowie’s cracked anthem “Heroes”, complete with chunky power chords, cheesy orchestra, over-emoting lyric, fist-pumping communal choruses and lots of karaoke vamping: “We can be he-ee-ee-eeeeeeroes!” And it is all in aid of a popular charity (Help For Heroes), so it is almost beyond criticism as it is beyond belief.

In the three decades since Bowie released the song (on his 1977 album of the same name), it has made an View full article
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