News > Queen lined up for X Factor

Added on 12-Nov-2009

QUEEN legends Brian May and Roger Taylor are to play on X Factor - as the dwindling band of contestants belt out Bohemian Rhapsody together.

The extravaganza will see oddballs Jedward - John and Edward Grimes - attempt the opera-style vocal acrobatics made famous by the late Freddie Mercury.

Last night the tuneless twins' starring role - which will take place on Sunday's results programme - was tipped to leave telly's talent show judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole covering their ears.

Insiders fear even the 18-year-olds' mentor Louis Walsh could be left squirming.

The Sun can reveal that guitarist May, 62, and drummer Taylor, 60, have been secretly coaching the remaining acts ahead of tomorrow's show - which will see them individually perform Queen hits.

An X Factor source said of the glam rockers: "Simon personally requested Brian and Roger get involved in the show and they were happy to do it.

"They know all there is to know about showing off on stage and creating a buzz." Other contestants including Olly Murs, Jamie "Afro" and Stacey Solomon will join the twins to perform Bohemian Rhapsody as the public's votes are announced on Sunday.

Two weeks ago Cowell sat open-mouthed as Jedward massacred another Queen song - We Will Rock You. But despite vowing to quit the country if the pair win X Factor he sparked uproar last week by keeping them IN the ITV1 contest.

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