The 2013 ‘X Factor’ judge, Sharon Osbourne - who quit the judging panel last year - has revealed she doesn't see the point in artists who write their own material signing up for the ITV singing competition because it will compromise their vision and ruin their credibility.
She admitted during a Q&A session with show host Dermot O'Leary: "Always my mentality when I was on 'X Factor' was, if you were a singer-songwriter you have a definition of who you are, writing songs you love and that suit your voice and who you are".
"For me, if you were a singer-songwriter, do not go on a talent show. It's not going to work. Could you imagine them doing ABBA week, or '80s week? It's just not for you - because you know who you are" said Mrs O.
"Talent shows are fantastic and they change people's lives. But they are not for people who are singer-songwriters. It's not the thing to do."
Sharon, who has had a change of tune since emerging as the winning judge last year with act Sam Bailey - to whom she seemed to have got emotionally attached to - has also confessed the "fleeting" fame 'The X Factor' provides rarely lasts more than a year.
We just hope Sam doesn’t take this to heart as they are known to still be in contact.
Mrs O’s departure has paved the way for Cheryl Cole and Mel B to join show stalwart Louis Walsh on the judging panel this year, as well as returning head judge Simon Cowell.
She added: "When you look at the long-term of talent shows, there are very few people who actually sustain any fame. It's fleeting, fleeting, fleeting. People forget who was on last year."
"It's all about the year that they're watching. There have been some superstars, but the majority are forgotten."
Do you agree with Sharon?