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X Factor star Jahmene Douglas stands up to TV bosses
9:30am Saturday 17th November 2012 in News
JAHMENE stood up to X Factor bosses this week when the Swindon born singer refused to take part in the performance of a song that glorifies alcohol abuse.
The remaining X Factor contestants were due to sing Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night on this Sunday’s result show as part of the guilty pleasures theme.
Teetotal Jahmene is alleged to have shunned the song which contains the lyrics “I smell like a minibar, DJ’s passed out in the yard” and “got kicked out of the bar, so we hit the boulevard.”
An unnamed source told a national paper that the producers had no choice but to change the song after Jahmene’s refusal.
The source said: “The song is about partying and drinking.
“ He has made it clear from the start that he won’t sing songs about drinking and when he heard this track he was adamant he wouldn’t perform it.”