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Noel Gallagher performs on X Factor despite SLAMMING show

He had previously hit out at the talent show for having 'nothing to do with music'. 

But that didn't stop Noel Gallagher taking to the stage on the Italian X Factor on Thursday in Milan to entertain the audience with his solo material. 

The former Oasis frontman, 50, appeared to have a change of heart towards the singing competition and beamed as he put on an energetic performance for fans. 

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Surprise act! Noel Gallagher, 50, took to the stage on the Italian X Factor on Thursday in Milan to entertain the audience with his solo material

Surprise act! Noel Gallagher, 50, took to the stage on the Italian X Factor on Thursday in Milan to entertain the audience with his solo material

Equipped with his guitar, Noel took to the stage while casually clad in a bomber jacket and jeans and delighted audience-goers with his rocky vocals.

His performance came after the release of his solo album High Flying Birds and appearing in high spirits, Noel was seen flashing a smile as he headed out onto the stage and appeared to perform a number of tracks, switching guitars in between songs. 

His appearance on The X Factor, however, may come as a surprise to some as the rocker had previously slammed the show for having 'nothing to do with music'. 

In an interview with Radio Times back in 2008, Noel had criticised the credibility of the show's judges and its contestants. 

Change of heart? The former Oasis frontman's appearance comes after he had previously hit out at the talent show for having 'nothing to do with music'

Change of heart? The former Oasis frontman's appearance comes after he had previously hit out at the talent show for having 'nothing to do with music'

New outlook: Noel appeared to have a change of heart towards the singing competition and beamed as he put on an energetic performance for fans.

New outlook: Noel appeared to have a change of heart towards the singing competition and beamed as he put on an energetic performance for fans.

He claimed: 'If somebody is dangling this carrot of "fame and fortune" in front of a checkout girl who can sing like Britney Spears then they're going to go for it, right?

'You're going in at the top, with a number one that sells 750,000 or whatever and you've got someone like Danni Minogue telling you you're really talented - and if there's one person in the room who wouldn't know talent if it kicked them in the a*se it's Danni Minogue.'

Danni had appeared as a judge on the show for three years between 2007 and 2010. 

Noel claimed that he had been personally asked by music mogul Simon Cowell to join the judging panel of The X Factor, but had turned the offer down in a 'long drawn out saga of phone calls'. 

Giving it his all: He appeared to put on an animated performance for audience goers

Giving it his all: He appeared to put on an animated performance for audience goers

All eyes on him: Equipped with his guitar, Noel took to the stage while casually clad in a bomber jacket and jeans and delighted fans with his rocky vocals

All eyes on him: He commanded attention as he showcased his guitarist skills

All eyes on him: Equipped with his guitar, Noel took to the stage while casually clad in a bomber jacket and jeans and delighted fans with his rocky vocals

Marking the occasion: His performance came after the release of his solo album High Flying Birds

Marking the occasion: His performance came after the release of his solo album High Flying Birds

Highlight of the night: Noel was seen flashing a smile as he headed out onto the stage and appeared to perform a number of tracks, switching guitars in between songs

Highlight of the night: Noel was seen flashing a smile as he headed out onto the stage and appeared to perform a number of tracks, switching guitars in between songs

Highlight of the night: Noel was seen flashing a smile as he headed out onto the stage and appeared to perform a number of tracks, switching guitars in between songs

The Good Rebel singer explained in an interview with Absolute Radio how he would not like to say lines on TV such as, 'You know I can only take three into the final, and this is the toughest decision I’ve ever had to make. I left Oasis, but that was nothing to compared to this.'

He had, however, praised Simon and his harsh critique as a judge and added: 'This is going to sound crazy but if the music business was inhabited by more people like him it would be in a better place because he’s brutally honest. He’s not pretending to be anything he’s not.'

And earlier this year, he appeared to defend the X Factor judge over claims he has 'ruined' music. 

Awkward: His appearance on The X Factor, however, may come as a surprise to some as the rocker had previously slammed the show

Awkward: His appearance on The X Factor, however, may come as a surprise to some as the rocker had previously slammed the show

Putting it behind him: Despite his comments, Noel seemed perfectly happy to be on stage for the Italian version of the show

Content: He gestured to the crowd as he wrapped up his performance

Putting it behind him: Despite his comments, Noel seemed perfectly happy to be on stage for the Italian version of the show

Harsh: In an interview back in 2008, Noel had criticised the credibility of the show's judges and its contestants and said: 'If somebody is dangling this carrot of

Harsh: In an interview back in 2008, Noel had criticised the credibility of the show's judges and its contestants and said: 'If somebody is

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