Great wine, a laissez faire attitude to smoking, Melody Prochet: there are many reasons to love the French, and here’s another one. An entrant on cross-channel X Factor equivalent La France a un incroyable talent surprised the judges by, instead of stuttering through yet another pop ballad, letting rip with a full-throated death metal anthem. A powerful lesson in not judging a book by its cover, or a singer by her little black dress. The next biggest surprise? The judges promptly voted her through. We’d love to see what Tulisa & co. would’ve made of this.