Ed Sheeran has written an original song for the X Factor winner’s single
Ed Sheeran has reportedly written an original song for the X Factor winner’s single this year, which will debut during the X Factor final.
It isn’t a surprise that ITV bosses are pulling out all the stops this year after what can only be described as a bit of a flop in 2015. Last year, Louisa Johnson won the X Factor competition and released a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young”. However, it ended up being the first ever single to not reach the top spot in the charts, peaking at only number 9.
Simon Cowell is obviously keen not to repeat the embarrassment of last year as now he has enlisted the help of superstar/songwriter Ed Sheeran in the hope of securing that Christmas number one.
The 25-year-old acoustic singer has become a global success in recent years releasing massive hits such as “Thinking Out Loud”, “The A Team” and “Don’t”. He has also written songs for some seriously big names in the music industry, including the track “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber.
So if anyone can help the X Factor winner get to the top of the charts, it’ll be Ed.
According to The Sun, the singer has written an “acoustic ballad” for Simon and the X Factor team this year. A source told the newspaper: “Everything Ed does turns to gold. To have him write the winner’s song is huge and amazing news for this year’s winner.
“All the remaining contestants have heard the track and it works for the majority. They can’t believe potentially their first ever single will be written by Ed.”
However, before we get too excited, apparently it isn’t set in stone that Ed’s creation will be used. The insider explained how a different track might need to be considered if Honey G or 5 After Midnight were to win: “The only chance his song won’t get used is if 5AM or Honey G pull off a shock win. Then bosses might need to consider another one of their options.”
And considering bookies have slashed odds on Honey G to win the series, that is perhaps a distinct possibility…
X Factor continues Saturday at 8pm on ITV.