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Simon Cowell Reveals First Theme Weeks For X Factor
The theme weeks will be back this year and judging from the first ones revealed we are very happy.
Louis Walsh convinced Simon Cowell that two great recording artists should be honoured in the first live shows.
David Bowie the music legend, who died of cancer in January, is set to be the focus of one week of the talent show’s live performances.
And he’ll be in good company as PRINCE, who passed away in April, will also be honoured.
It’ll see contestants tackle a song by each in a bid to stay in the competition and wow the judges.
A source told The Sun: “Simon is a big fan of Bowie and has never held back his admiration for him.“But it’s actually Louis who has been pushing this. He thinks it would be a fitting tribute to both Prince and David who both sadly left us this year.
"Also, both have a huge repertoire of hits so it'll give the contestants a wide range of songs to choose from.
Three years ago Simon said how David was one of the rare few who had turned him down.
He said: "It’s no secret I’ve asked him, and he hasn’t said yes yet, but I’ll keep extending the invitation.
"Why Bowie? He’s a legend. He’s a great songwriter, he has massive influence on music today and he’s 100 per cent credible.
The X Factor returns to our screens later this month