This is “X Factor” contestant Gamu Nhengu, the loose thread in a still-unraveling Auto-Tune scandal that has fans of the British show in an uproar. Since this aired last weekend, producers have admitted that hat they use Auto-Tune to “deliver the most entertaining experience possible for viewers” — but this is pretty egregious for a singing competition (listen carefully from :55 to 1:35 in the video).
If you’re interested in learning more about doctoring voices on a reality TV competition in another country, the Mirror has been exposing the not-very-lurid details. Me, I’m only interested in Auto-Tune if rape is involved. Let’s be honest here: the real crime is that people are still singing Katrina and the Waves’ “Walking on Sunshine.” That song is worse than cancer and fat people combined. I’d rather listen to children crying. Especially if the crying is Auto-Tuned.