Susan Boyle better be shitting herself right now… there’s a new freak in town. He’s got a receding hairline and it looks like he wears woolen gloves indoors.
The X-Factor hopeful Scott James, 21, apparently blew the judges out of the water with his audition for the popular show. But what would a successful entertainment show audition be without some kind of decent learning disorder?
Well don’t fret, Scott has a form of autism that means the poor sod hasn’t really left his house for years, apart from when his singing teacher forces him to do gigs to build his confidence. Scott’s got Asperger’s Syndrome, which makes his audition both amazing and also a bit cheaty if you ask me!
Basically Asperger’s is often characterized by a couple of things like the inability to pick up body language or social cues, meaning that it makes it very hard for them to make friends, or understand how other people feel.
It also tends to have the effect of making sufferers quite single-minded, focusing on one or two things intently for long periods of time. I once found a girl on a dating website who said she had Asperger’s and all she ever wanted to do was “play World of Warcraft and have sex.“ She was very popular. And possibly a teenage boy.
This single mindedness means that, quite often, people with Asperger’s Syndrome are really really good at stuff. Albert Einstein was supposed to have had it, as was the guy who invented Pokemon. If there’s two things that I love and totally understand it’s E=MC2 and Pikachu. Scott’s special thing is singing.
Nothing like a handicapped virgin to hike up the ratings!
Simon Cowell is my hero.
Anyhoo… keep an eye out for this fella, and until The X-Factor gets going you can get a sneak preview of him singing at a pub. What’s he singing?
Wait for it, wait… it’s fucking Journey.