Florence: 'The X-Factor' is 'too shiny' for me

Chart star and Mercury Prize nominee Florence Welch said she would have been knocked back immediately on TV’s 'The X Factor'.

The singer – who has won huge acclaim for debut album Lungs under the name Florence And The Machine – reckons her delivery would have failed to chime with public tastes.

Welch told tonight’s edition of Radio 4’s 'Front Row' that her performances of songs like single 'Dog Days Are Over' were not “shiny” enough for 'X Factor' tastes.

She said: “I really don’t think they would have let me on. Going there doing Dog Days (Are Over). It’s really high, really loud, stop-start – it’s all over the place.

“I think I would have been one of those gets replayed and everyone laughs.”

Welch said she would “definitely” have been kicked out at the start.

“It’s all too clean for me ... too shiny,” she added.

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