gamu nhengu.jpg18-year old Zimbabwean singing sensation, Gamu Nhengu looks set to win the X Factor singing competition after being unanimously voted through to the next round.

 

Nhengu’s performance on Saturday came under the spotlight from fans who filled internet forums with complaints about the use of “autotuning” during the programme.

 

However, award-winning record producer, Donald Hodgson, has defended The X Factor over claim the TV talent show used technology to make some contestants’ voices sound better.

 

Furious viewers but Donal Hodgson, who won a Grammy for his work with Sting, said using it was perfectly acceptable as long as it was not a total “fabrication”.

 

He said: “The issue would be if the X Factor was using it on people that really couldn’t sing and making something that was a fabrication. I didn’t see the show but I imagine if you have a lot of young people who have never sung live on stage before then they will sing out of tune.

 

“They won’t be used to monitors and hearing their own voices coming back to them so they would be more likely to sing out of tune.”

x factor logo.jpgMost of the allegations surrounded teenage contestant Gamu Nhengu, who sang a version of the Katrina And The Waves hit Walking On Sunshine.

 

After hearing her effort, judge Simon Cowell told the 18-year-old, from Clackmannanshire, Scotland, she was “really talented” before she was unanimously voted through to the next round.