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Marcus Collins single makes fans ‘feel sick’

Marcus Collins single makes fans ‘feel sick’

Gay X Factor finalist Marcus Collins has divided fans on Twitter with his debut single, a swing version of The White Stripes' Seven Nation Army.

The singer, who came second in the UK version of the hit TV contest, claims he was a fan of the original 2003 version and hopes people will like his take on it.

However, the song, which was aired for the first time today before its release on 4 March, has sparked a debate on Twitter, with some angry followers attacking the star for ruining a classic rock song.

'Is Marcus Collins incapable of writing his own music, instead of ripping off Seven Nation Army?' Tom Reynolds, @twitchierfish, tweeted.

While Stevie Howell, @StevieHowell, posted: 'Marcus Collins' karaoke career begins with his defacation of Seven Nation Army. Just what the world needed. #ifeelsorryforthewhitestripes'

And they were being kind, with @benbrazier hoping Collins 'gets run over by a milk float' and @trudyvictoria claiming the tune 'makes me feel physically sick'.

The single will be released a week before his debut, self titled album on 12 March and is executive produced by his X Factor mentor, judge and Take That frontman Gary Barlow.

The record features original songs as well as cover versions of Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher by Jackie Wilson and Tightrope by Janelle Monae.