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Sharon Corr slams the X Factor as ‘appalling’ as she claims talent shows are ‘dying out’

Published 15/06/2015 | 08:01

Sharon Corr
Sharon Corr
Sharon Corr
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SHARON Corr has slammed Simon Cowell’s X Factor as ‘appalling’.

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The Dundalk native, who served as coach on two series of ‘The Voice of Ireland’, also said she believes the talent show genre is dying out.

Speaking to Magic Radio, the singer said that the show gives the impression to young singers that they don’t have to work hard to be a star.

"I think reality shows are dying out. The reason I did The Voice was because I rated it. I felt like it was the antidote to The X Factor which I think is appalling."

"On The X Factor you'd almost think that these judges could put these bands together and somehow they have this amazing foresight and they know how to make people superstars.

"They don't. Superstars are born. They work at it. They work at their job. They make music. They sing brilliantly. They play brilliantly. You don't make that."

Revival: The Corrs
Revival: The Corrs

“There are very simple rules: - you have to get your stage legs; you have to play all the dirty clubs; you have to come up from the ground and you also have to deliver something that's uniquely you.

"So I mean none of those guys can tell you how to do that. You just have to do it."

The sibling band, who shot to worldwide fame in the 1990s, recently announced they are to release their first new album in a decade.

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