Has Obama got the X Factor?

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  • Simon Cowell boasts the US president may appear on the TV talent-search show

    He’s conquered the world with his positive attitude, ability to generate enthusiasm and promises change for a generation.

    But enough about Simon Cowell… now the music mogul claims President Barack Obama may appear on the X Factor.

    Simon revealed that he is in talks with Obama’s people to secure a guest spot for the president on the British version of the talent-search show.

    He confessed to the surprise guest on Christian O’Connell’s Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio on Sunday.

    ‘We’re trying to get him [Obama] to do a show at the moment,’ he said.

    The music guru said he was prompted to ask the president after Obama said all his critics were similar to Simon.

    ‘He was on the Tonight Show talking about how everyone in Washington is a critic, and then he said, “Unfortunately, they’re all like Simon Cowell“. I’m not sure it’s a compliment but it’s a name check,’ he said.

    It’s not known when the US president will appear on the show, but until then, we’ve made a fun list of songs he might like to hear:

    My Way by Frank Sinatra
    A Change Would Do You Good by Sheryl Crow
    Can We Fix It? (Yes We Can!) by Bob the Builder
    We Are The Champions by Queen
    Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better by Irving Berlin

    Who do you think would make a great guest on the X Factor? Tell us below!

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