When rumors emerged last week that Eurovision alumni and judges on the Serbian version of X Factor Zeljko Joksimovic and Kristina Kovac would be making an appearance on the UK X Factor final, we were all a little confused. Surely this has to be false?
Before becoming judges on the Serbian reality show, Zeljko Joksimovic represented his country at Eurovision in 2004 and 2012 while Kristina composed Serbia’s 2011 song “Caroban”. Originally, we’d all completely dismissed the X Factor story, until we saw these tweets…
“#onokad cu biti na Grand Finalu #XFactor UK u decembru #London #nevera:)” – Zeljko
“Posto vidim da je kolega iz zirija vec objavio…da podelim….15. Decembra, Uk X factor finals, i ja prisutna. Nastupaju One direction….” – Kristina
Our translating skills aren’t brilliant, but it’s pretty clear that the twosome have been invited to the X Factor final on Saturday. Why? That isn’t so clear. Zeljko hasn’t got the best X Factor judging record and neither of them are established musicians in the UK.
It seems to us that the rumors are partly true. They WILL be attending the X Factor UK final, but we highly doubt we’ll see an appearance from them on TV. It’s quite a strange story, so we’ll have to wait to see if Simon Cowell has anything planned involving Zeljko and Kristina!
Update at 21:50 GMT on 9 December: Well, folks, it looks like UK Eurovision fans won’t get the chance to hear Zeljko sing. Apparently Zelj and Kris are just attending as observors and friends of the X Factor franchise. We hope they enjoy!