Ozzy To Judge Singers On X Factor

Ozzy Osbourne could be joining the judging panel on the TV singing contest X Factor, contradicting his former opinion that it was "killing music".

Ozzy To Judge Singers On X Factor
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Ozzy Osbourne might have once said that the singing contest X Factor was "about killing music to make light entertainment... It should be about music and talent but it's not." But with reports last week of a 1m tax bill, it seems he might dilute his opinion to get back to work and join the show as a judge. He will be following in his wife Sharon Osbourne's footsteps, as she was one of the founding judges when the UK show started in 2004. Speaking to The Sun, a source said "Ozzy would be a controversial choice but he can really bring something different to the show. Sharon was a big hit and we think Ozzy can do well too." Producers have been looking for a replacement since the pop singer and former judge Cheryl Cole moved to America for the US version of X Factor. Simon Cowell, the creator of the globally successful show, has also dropped his space on the UK panel to work on the forthcoming US series. Of course, we're hoping the Ozzy news isn't true, because not only could it represent a fall from grace for the metal legend, but to renege on his former opinion and contribute to the "killing of music" would be a sad day indeed.

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    stndrdprcdre
    I wouldn't be surprised at all if he did something like this. For the past few years, the whole osborne family has been a walking billboard. Reality shows, commercials with justin bieber, now this.
    drug.me.2.hell
    If this happened, Ozzy would tell every singer to **** off unless they did one of his songs XD
    Tijmenb
    If he does this, I'll loose all respect I had left for that man...
    Kakatara
    Ozzy telling anyone that they're a bad singer will be the most ironic thing I'll ever witness.
    mitch311
    It would be awesome if they replaced all the judges for shows like x-factor and American Idol with people like Ozzy and Lemmy and transform the show into something that at least favours creativity over complete genericness.
    cambo187 wrote: Bati wrote: mnf50 wrote: hmcguire wrote: yes! ozzy and lemmy would be awesome They's just tell everyone to **** off. It would be too funny. Actually, both lemmy and ozzy seem like really nice chill guys in interviews, i don't think they would be rude or curt at all. Maybe you could throw in John Lydon. Ozzy, Lemmy, Lydon. That would be an entertaining evening. Imagine the face of some 17 year old popstar wannabe walking through the audition doors on American Idol, and finding herself standing in front of those three. That would be priceless. I feel like I remember Lydon being a judge for some rock band competition/tv-show a while back, can't recall the name though.
    Haha
    Beedy10
    X Factor no make Ozzy worse. Ozzy make X Factor better. HELL YEAH!
    theunforgivn
    I dont see how this would be a problem, if anything it will mean that real singers would make it on the show
    stndrdprcdre
    jurnag12 wrote:On the other hand, if he doesnt get too into the spirit, he can maybe turn the show in a more metal direction.
    Yeah, a show designed to find the next manufactured pop star might "go metal".
    strat0blaster
    Wow. I can think of about a hundred people better suited than Ozzy Osbourne to host a singing competition. He's a monster showman, but let's just be honest with ourselves here - the guy's never been a singer.
    theogonia777
    i can just imagine it: *mediocre performance* Ozzy: that was bloody ****ing awful! contestant: i... i don't understand... other judge: you're just not that good man, sorry. contestant: oh, no, i realize that, i meant that i can't understand a ****ing word Ozzy just said!
    Wes 5
    I love Ozzy but the guy can't even sing himself haha. Imagine the dudes he'd let through.
    Skuzzmo
    Chronologo wrote: The Sun has 0 credibility, sensationalism strikes back!
    This. The Sun. Written by wankers for wankers.
    Sparky-MMA
    m0o wrote: nirvanarules888 wrote: why is there no shows like this in Canada? Because Justin Bieber already fills up the bullshit quota for Canada.
    lol
    alex-x-x
    if this is true, they are going to regret it when ozzy accidentally calls a rude contestant "a f---ing w---er, you f---ing p---k" live on tv
    beatreebor
    though i seriously doubt this would happen. it would be amazing if it did. i dont care that he would be "selling out" it would be faaking hilarious.
    rain-man
    Ed Hunter wrote: Ozzy Osbourne telling anyone they're bad at singing would be a huge display of hypocricy or delusion.
    strat0blaster wrote: Wow. I can think of about a hundred people better suited than Ozzy Osbourne to host a singing competition. He's a monster showman, but let's just be honest with ourselves here - the guy's never been a singer.
    Kakatara wrote: Ozzy telling anyone that they're a bad singer will be the most ironic thing I'll ever witness.
    +1 to all of you. Even if it was a metal singing competition, Ozzy would still need to sit it out. He may be the epitome of awesome as the Prince of Darkness, but as a singer he's mediocre at best.
    Salvo416
    Only one thing to say about this Person starts singing.... how was it? Ozzy "well... id iddididi idi dididimim dimdi dimmimum dimum dimmumum dimi dimidimumum.... en di en di.....SHARON!!!!!."
    theotherguy7145
    Lemmy wouldn't actually do it. I'd like to think he stays true to touring and putting out new Motorhead records. The man is just pure RnR. Why stop now?
    Ed Hunter
    Ozzy Osbourne telling anyone they're bad at singing would be a huge display of hypocricy or delusion.
    jurnag12
    On the other hand, if he doesnt get too into the spirit, he can maybe turn the show in a more metal direction. Although that would also suck, but it would be better than the pop drivel they keep playing on it these days.
    mnf50
    hmcguire wrote: yes! ozzy and lemmy would be awesome
    They's just tell everyone to **** off. It would be too funny.
    DocterRock
    I think it's a bit stupid... rock n roll shouldn't be cooperating with this bullshit.. but it would be ****ing funny with ozzy
    mattiwillohouse
    If Ozzy does X Factor, then everything I've been made to believe about rock n roll is a f****ng lie. No way should a true heavy metal legend go anywhere near that piece of cr4p!
    harpcicle
    The Sun is a tabloid piece of bullshit and its stories are designed to sway opinions, preferable to favour the paper's own views. Regarding this story though, whether it's true or not, for Ozzy to do the X Factor would be a bigger pisstake than Meet the Osbournes and we've already got John Lydon selling butter and Iggy pop plugging car insurance as it is.
    nargoth
    Tbh, I think without Simon Cowell, people who aren't generic singers who singer ballad after "inspiring" ballad will have a chance. I think this is a good thing.
    Dogm@n
    Having him on this show doesn't change the fact that he is one of the most important people in the history heavy metal music. He could do a whole duet album with Taylor Swift and I would still have more respect for him than most people. Plus, I would rather have him doing something that distracts him from making another crappy record.
    Gui_Lux
    hmcguire wrote: yes! ozzy and lemmy would be awesome
    I'd actually start watching the show.
    Bati
    mnf50 wrote: hmcguire wrote: yes! ozzy and lemmy would be awesome They's just tell everyone to **** off. It would be too funny.
    Actually, both lemmy and ozzy seem like really nice chill guys in interviews, i don't think they would be rude or curt at all. Maybe you could throw in John Lydon. Ozzy, Lemmy, Lydon. That would be an entertaining evening.
    cambo187
    Bati wrote: mnf50 wrote: hmcguire wrote: yes! ozzy and lemmy would be awesome They's just tell everyone to **** off. It would be too funny. Actually, both lemmy and ozzy seem like really nice chill guys in interviews, i don't think they would be rude or curt at all. Maybe you could throw in John Lydon. Ozzy, Lemmy, Lydon. That would be an entertaining evening.
    Imagine the face of some 17 year old popstar wannabe walking through the audition doors on American Idol, and finding herself standing in front of those three. That would be priceless. I feel like I remember Lydon being a judge for some rock band competition/tv-show a while back, can't recall the name though.
    pineaple expres
    they need to actually make a show that is like american idol or x factor but is about metal or anything that isnt american idol atm. something that is actually good and not hip hop crap.
    nailsarecruel
    nirvanarules888 wrote: why is there no shows like this in Canada?
    You're upset? You shouldn't be upset.
    jackdude500
    i doubt he would but im sure if he did there would be a load of rocker dudes trying out their talent for it which might improve the quality of the show a bit