X Factor 2016: Is Emily Middlemas going to sing an uptempo song this week?


After last week's on stage clash with mentor Simon Cowell, what is Emily singing on X Factor this weekend?

Is she FINALLY going to get her wish and perform an uptempo number?

Well, it's not looking likely.

Emily's song choice for Saturday is in and she'll be performing It Must Have Been Love by Rosette from the movie Pretty Woman.


A rather brilliant song, but another slow number for the Scottish teenager.

Of course there is the chance that the track has been revamped with a new, faster arrangement so there could be a surprise but we're not expecting much come Saturday.

Last weekend Emily dramatically hit out at her own mentor in the latest live X Factor show.

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It was Disco week but Emily performed another slow song, singing Wishing On A Star.

Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh weren't impressed but Simon told Emily: "Forget what they said. It was beautifully dramatic and beautifully staged."

However Emily told host Dermot O'Leary she actually disagreed with her own mentor and sided with the other judges.

"I agree with all three of them. I really want to do something upbeat. I've just stood on the one spot," she complained.

On the Xtra Factor afterwards, Emily revealed: "Simon is so angry. I saw him in the corridor and he said, 'I'll talk to you later.' I'm sorry Simon!"

However on Sunday night's Xtra Factor, Simon played down the idea he was angry with Emily.

"I'm going to be fair," he told hosts Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson. "The way the process works is, we choose the songs tonight [Sunday]. Often we will change the songs if people don't like them and that happens a lot."

Simon explained: "I didn't know that Emily didn't like the track, 100 million percent I'd have changed it [if I knew]."

And Simon insisted: "I like the fact she showed some passion that she cares and that she stood up for herself. By the way, I've got thick skin, I want her to be successful."


Ahead of Movies week, he added: "We have to work very closely to find a song we're going to be happy with."

As long as Emily *IS* actually happy, we guess we'll have to cope...

The X Factor 2016 airs LIVE on ITV Saturday, from 8PM with the performances.

Then on Sunday night at 8PM the latest results will see another act leave, as well as performances from Craig David and Alicia Keys.

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