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Channel 4 Amputee Singer Video To Take Over 'X Factor' Break

Channel 4 is planning to hijack the final of ITV's "The X Factor" with a music video featuring a singer with a prosthetic limb. The Lady Gaga-style promo stars singer and model Viktoria Modesta, a lower leg amputee, wearing a variety of prosthetics including an illuminated "bionic" limb and a knee-high black spike. Channel 4 said it was a riposte to "painfully dull and manufactured" pop stars -- likely to be seen as a reference to the Simon Cowell talent show -- and offered an alternative to a world of "homogenised pop."

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