So, in the middle of last week, someone claiming to be working on behalf of one of the UK's six songwriters put out a call for young male singers to sing one of the songs. At this point it is unclear as to whether they were genuine or mischief making - but it does seem like an awful lot of trouble to go to just to trick the fansites into posting a hooky song.
Unusually though, the people who'd heard it said that the song seemed half decent - no real vote lure, but a well-constructed mid-tempo plodder, with nice minor key chorus undertones and scope for a good looking boy to ooze a whole barrel of charm all over it.
Those in the know had been asked to keep the whole project under their hats, but this afternoon this little clip snuck out onto YouTube. Is it really one of our six finalists? I guess we'll have to wait until dear old Ken Bruce makes his proclamation at the back end of February, but it does seem pretty feasible.
What do you lot reckon?