Katy Cats will be able to hear their favorite pop singer "Roar" on The X-Factor stage on Sunday October 20 as Katy Perry is set to perform her latest chart-topping smash. The show's host, Dermot O'Leary, made the announcement at the end of this week's live results show on Sunday evening, also revealing that controversial singer Robin Thicke will perform this hit "Blurred Lines." The musical theme for next week is "Love & Heartbreak."
Katy makes this appearance ahead of her Prism album UK release on October 21 and in the US the following day. The 28-year-old performer recently made her return to Saturday Night Live here in the states to perform the album's lead single and promotional tune "Walking on Air," much to overwhelming fanfare. "Look out for the lion, tiger, croc, elephant, giraffe, monkey & parrot on stage!" she tweeted moments before taking the stage, later adding "Yes, the zoo animals have been a bit bored since the government shutdown so I invited some of them on stage with me tonight..."
Considering the very Queen of the Jungle nature of the song and the silly video that goes with, we absolutely can not wait to see what Katy has up her sleeve.
Likewise, Robin, whose "Blurred Lines" is one of the year's biggest hits, could bring out the exotic dancers, lifted straight out of the song's bold music video. Featuring three topless models, the track has come under raining fire from fans and the media, leading it to be banned by several student unions across the pond. "The decision to ban 'Blurred Lines' from our venues has been taken as it promotes an unhealthy attitude towards sex and consent," Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) vice president Kirsty Haigh said in a statement. "There is a zero tolerance towards sexual harassment, a policy to end lad culture on campus and a safe space policy - all of which this song violates."
How this will affect Robin's highly anticipated performance is anyone's guess. With the criticism that is being levelled at the song are the show bosses right to have Thicke perform at all?
The X-Factor airs on ITV1 at 8 pm GMT on Saturday and Sunday evening.
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