When I was very young there was once a charity drive on our local radio station. (It was BFBS, which will get too confusing, but anyway.) Someone paid to have “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, HaHa” [just the soundtrack on that link] played something like every 15 minutes, and challenged people to top his payment for charity to get it taken off. Then he would come back and pay even more. And so on. It was rather profitable.
Maybe they could have tried something similar at Children In Need when Jordan (aka Katie Price) er, “sang” her duet with Peter Andre, her husband, who actually can sing.(*: see update below: I’m starting to think it isn’t her in this first one.) So thank you YouTube for giving us, first, the Katie Price er, “duet” with Peter Andre (he’s the one who can sing):
and then the one where, if I’m not much mistaken, the feed from her microphone has been directed to /dev/null (it’s a technical studio term meaning “the bin”) and someone who can sing without scaring cats and peeling paint off walls takes over… or else, someone has dubbed their own caterwaul on, and uploaded it to YT as the fake (IOW, I was much mistaken):
I mean that must be it. Not even an autotuner could manage that – could it?
Anyway, why didn’t they play the real thing and then tell people that unless they coughed up, they’d put them on, unadulterated, again?
Update: Chris’s comment below suggests that it’s not Jordan in the *fake*, and just some random person having a laff who has overdubbed their own yowling. This has a ring of truth to it; pranksters abound, and mixing software is cheap, not to say free. Plus even if you had the chutzpah of KP, would you really get up on stage and do such a high-profile duet knowing you can’t hack it?
No, I’ll do a total reverse ferret (do a search on ‘ferret’ in the copy to find it) on this, and say now that I think she’s the one singing in tune. But we’ll await a definitive answer, just as we do for that mythical tape of Linda McCartney singing along in the mixing room to Hey Jude. If you’ve got that one, drop it by..