X Factor: Dermot and the judges reveal the audition songs they’d sing

The talent show host lays down the gauntlet to judge Gary Barlow, claiming he could do Take That's Rule the World “justice”


Host Dermot O’Leary says he’d sing a Take That song if he ever auditioned on the X Factor.


On stage with the judges at the X Factor 2013 launch today, O’Leary joked that if he had to pick a song to audition: “Mine would probably be Rule the World. I think I could do that justice Gary. Not many key changes.”

Gary Barlow acted like it was hilarious. But we bargain he’s cooking up a plan that involves Dermot, a microphone and a piano. Money-where-your-mouth-is and all that.

At least we know Dermot’s got the moves, with those dances he does. 

Dermot wasn’t the only one showing his hand either. Nicole Scherzinger said she’d sing Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy if asked to audition, while Sharon Osbourne choice was Elton John’s The Bitch is Back.

Both Gary and Louis Walsh went for Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive, with Louis suggesting a duet. Now that we’d like to see.

The X Factor returns this Saturday and Sunday at 8pm ITV