Jason Castro, What Hath Thou Wrought

Nov 25th, 2008 // 3 Comments

Apparently having his opera men cover Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” wasn’t enough to satiate Simon Cowell’s obsession with the track. He loves the song (or, rather, the way that it took over iTunes in America after American Idol‘s dreadlocked space-child performed it last season) so much, he’s making whoever wins his British talent show X Factor–which you may remember as the show that launched the forcible stardom of Leona Lewis–record the track in time for release at Christmas. Yes, “Hallelujah” will probably be joining Mr. Blobby and Bob The Builder as Famous Christmas No. 1 Songs In The UK by the time the year’s over. What a way to end 2008, huh? [Guardian]

  1. Nicolars

    Well, at least Cohen makes some money off of it? Silver linings…

  2. Anonymous

    @Nicolars: Didn’t he renounce all worldly goods and move to Tibet?

  3. Chris Molanphy

    Why not just go for the trifecta and get Cliff Richard to appear on X-Factor, perform the song, and release that to be the Christmas No. 1.

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