THE RUMOUR: Simon Cowell, who if tabloid stories are to be believed must be working more or less full-time on the UK X Factor even while he’s appearing on the American one, has already lined up one superstar to do a contestant duet in the grand final: Beyoncé. She’ll sing with the winner of The X Factor 2012, Ella Henderson. Knowlesy previously appeared in the 2008 final, duetting with Alexandra “Dotcom” Burke, who went on to win the contest and launch a career that involved music.
QUOTE FROM A “SOURCE” WHO PROBABLY DOESN’T EXIST: “We are delighted to get Beyoncé on the show because she is such a huge crowdpleaser and will make sure the final goes with a bang. The last time she sang with Alexandra it was incredible, and we hope to have her sing a duet again. Ella is the one most likely to sing with her because hearing their voices together would be just amazing. The show is still in its early stages, but Simon hasn’t wasted any time in trying to line up acts for the final. He wants to get in there before Strictly.” (Daily Mirror)
RADIOTIMES.COM TRUTH RATING: 4/5. In case you weren’t concentrating during the first paragraph, Beyoncé has been on it before, so there’s that. The only problem is that if Ella gets any more popular, Beyoncé will have to come on first and introduce Ella as her special guest.